I thought I'd take this space to review not only THE MOON OF THE OWLS but the whole Thirteen Moons series, rather than all thirteen books in different areas. Jean Craighead George is the author of the JULIE OF THE WOLVES books, the MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN trilogy, and more than eighty other spectacular nature books for young readers. With the Thirteen Moons series, she introduced the worlds of different, often little-known-about animals to children. Now, even though the books are over thirty years old and out-of-print I, a huge Jean Craighead George admirer and nature lover, am enjoying reading them one by one, checking them out of my local library. Here is a list of the Thirteen Moons series: The Moon of the. . . Alligators Bears Chickarees Deer Fox Pups Moles Monarch Butterflies Mountain Lions Owls Salamanders Wild Pigs Winter Bird Gray Wolves The stories concern the habits and activities of all of these different animals, under the light of the wintery full moon. These would be excellent resources for a nature or science class, for children can learn about animal behavior, and the cycle of the moon around the Earth, and enjoy doing so. Each book is interesting and well-written, as are just about every one of Ms. George's books. (Moles? you may say. Who wants to read about moles? Really, you'll want to go out in your backyard looking for these small, but nonetheless exciting creatures once you read the book!) I wish these would be re-released, as were VULPES THE RED FOX, DIPPER OF COPPER CREEK, and a few other of Ms. George's books. But no matter how you read them, you can't help falling in love with them. Any nature lover will find herself looking closer at the lunar surface, more alertly at the soil, more admiringly at the birds. The illustrations for each book are just fine, too, but the true poetry lies in the words of Jean Craighead George, a naturalist and one of our finest children's writers.