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Snow
by Cynthia Rylant and Lauren Stringer


Overview - Cynthia Rylant's lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer's illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Cynthia Rylant's lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer's illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780152053031
  • ISBN-10: 0152053034
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • Publish Date: November 2008
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.09 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 53.
  • Review Date: 2008-10-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Rylant and Stringer (previously paired for Scarecrow) celebrate winter wonderlands in a cozy, lyrical tribute. Whether they encounter heavy snow that buries “cars up to their noses,” or the best snow of all, the kind “that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock, so she thinks she'll just wait in the yard until you see her,” kids embrace the precipitation. Author and illustrator largely look through a nostalgic lens. Rylant wistfully observes the snow's fleeting beauty and the passage of time; Stringer casts a granddaughter and grandmother duo in the lead roles. The result can feel more like a stroll down memory lane (or a preparation for one) than a childlike, in-the-moment romp. Stringer takes full advantage of the book's oversize dimensions and offers a range of perspectives. Her acrylic illustrations brim with blue-white crystal creations—flurries, drifts and snowflakes, no two alike. And when winter asserts itself at twilight, Stringer also shows grandmother and granddaughter staying warm inside, happy to be together: “It's the snow's turn now,” Rylant says as Stringer offers an aerial view of the house, “We'll watch it fall.” Like snow, the ending achieves a perfect silence. Ages 3–7. (Nov.)

 
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