Yolen, J. (1987). Owl moon . New York: Philomel Books.
The painterly media of watercolor really works harmoniously with the story of a little adventure in New England country living. The figurative language along with what I would say is realism/borderline expressionism style of art are reminiscent of simpler times – or how life in the country can still allow appreciation of simpler lifestyles that allow for enjoying the mysteries of the nocturnal world. The visual (and literary) imagery contribute a sense of depth into the wintery night. It’s a very soothing book to read and even cooling when it’s over 100 degrees just beyond the walls around me.