A Starlit Snowfall by Nancy Willard


A Starlit Snowfall by Nancy Willard

'My cave is big enough for two!' a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear's offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn't it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow? In this paperback reissue of a long out-of-print winter tale (originally titled A Starlit Somersault Downhill), Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors create a cozy winter world that perfectly complements Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard's charming poetry.


Lavish full-spread watercolors... bristle with energy even as they suggest the restlessness youngsters may experience in the deep of night, wide awake and alone. Publisher's Weekly Pinkney's watercolors are lusciously tactile, the monumental, somnolent bear wedged into generous double spreads while his ever-alert friend springs from clover to stream and almost off the page on a marvelous final foldout spread. Delectable. Kirkus Reviews Graceful in both picture and word, this creates a mood that transcends the intricacies of the text. Booklist

About the Author

NANCY WILLARD is an award-winning children's author, poet and essayist who received the Newbery Medal in 1982 for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. She has written dozens of volumes of children's fiction and poetry and she is also the author of two novels for adults and twelve books of poetry. She lives with her husband, photographer Eric Lindbloom and teaches at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. JERRY PINKNEY is one of children's literature's most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children's books for over forty years and has more than seventy-five books to his credit. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honor books and the Caldecott Medal winner for The Lion and the Mouse. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

3rd November 2011



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