Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Philomel Books (1987-10-23)
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Amazon DescriptionLate one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.
But there is no answer.
Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is.
Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a young child and her father as well as humankind's close relationship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr's soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading around and sharing at bedtime.
One Potato Review
Trains whistling and dogs calling and boots crunching eventually yield to the magnificent appearance of a great horned owl on a snowy moon-drenched night. Be patient here. (Father may know best, this once.) Buried deep in those woods are also a fox, a squirrel, a deer and a raccoon which you may not have noticed during previous visits. All these years later, still quiet and hard to forget.