Owling, Part ll

I am honored that author Jane Yolen read my blog post about going owling, sticky buns, and most importantly about her award winning book, Owl Moon.


Jane Yolen replied,

“In the end of course, fame and fortune don’t matter.  It’s the child remembering your story with great fondness that is important.  Only that.”

Yes, Jane.  You are absolutely right.  Your book did just that.  I will continue to be a champion of giving children rich experiences through literature, so that they remember how it made them feel, and in turn become lifelong learners who grow kindness and goodness.  Books open the world, especially great books like Owl Moon.

With thanks and gratitude,


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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18 Responses to Owling, Part ll

  1. Shelley Lofgren Grove says:

    Owl Moon is one of the greats! I still cry when I read it to the children.

  2. ~M says:

    I don’t think I’ve had the pleasure of reading this one. Something to get from the library I think! 😉

  3. Barbara says:

    That is very special and lovely.

  4. How exciting to have the author read your blog!

  5. I love Owl Moon too. I love Jane Yolan. Thank you for all the wonderful articles you share. I stopped by to wish you and yours a happy new year! Best in 2017 and always ❤ Elaina

  6. Norah says:

    How lovely. What an important quote from Jane. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Loved this book. Love Jane Yolen. Very cool! I’m excited for you!

  8. renedith says:

    What an honor and pleasure for your interaction with the author. Very grand indeed.

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