is a 1987 children's picture book by Jane Yolen
, illustrated by John Schoenherr
. The book won many awards, most notably being the Caldecott Medal
for its illustrations, and has appeared on the show Reading Rainbow
. Owl Moon has been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages, including French, German, Chinese, and Korean. A song by Bruce O'Brien
is about this book.
The story deals with a father that takes his daughter owling for the first time on a cold winter's night. Along their way, they encounter a Great Horned Owl
. While it is not stated which gender the child is, Schoenherr's illustrations gave it away. According to Jane Yolen's website, the daughter is actually Yolen's child, Heidi Stemple