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Beth Krommes’s Favorite Caldecott

Owl Moon by Jane YolenMy favorite Caldecott book is Owl Moon (1988), written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr. I admire its elegant compositions, masterful watercolor and pen technique, the beauty of its blue and brown palette, and its gentle depiction of farm and woodland. It moves me every time I read it.

—Beth Krommes,
winner of the 2009 Caldecott Medal for The House in the Night



  1. I love and respect Jane Yolen’s work, I love that Illustrator John Schoenherr has captured her.

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