Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon - Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr

Owl Moon is a beautifully illustrated story about relationships, hope and nature.  The author writes very descriptively using figurative language to set the scenes as a young girl and her father take a walk through the snowy woods in search for an owl.  This story is perfect to read while learning to identify figurative language.  I would have my second or third graders take part in a figurative language text hunt using this book to compare ordinary text with extraordinary text. This would also be a wonderful choice to integrate an owl or moon unit study.