Wake Up, Island by Mary Casanova
  

Wake Up, Island

Written by Mary Casanova
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Wake Up, Island by Mary Casanova

In a picture book for all ages, lyrical language and elegant woodcuts celebrate the waking natural world on a North Woods island Wake up, little one, a soft voice beckons, the world around you is already stirring. As Wake Up, Island gently rouses the sleepy child, it summons a world of nature coming to life on a summer island in the magical North Woods. Sunlit fingers touch the shores, pine trees stretch their limbs, and lichen warms on ancient rock. Doe and fawn rise from their grass bed and pearls of dew bead a spider's finely woven web. Mallards skim the water's surface. Ravens perch and gargle greetings, chickadees call dee, dee, dee, and a heron swoops-minnows flee! The moose and her calf wade, munching on plants. The red squirrel chatters. The black bear lazily scratches her back against a tree.

Reviews

With Mary Casanova's simple text, and Nick Wroblewski's exquisite, muted woodcuts, we have a kind of meditation on the pleasures found in the North Woods. --Star Tribune

A fun yet thoughtful sensory read. --Children's Book and Media Review What a beautiful, engaging combination--Mary Casanova's lyrical but stirring 'wake-up

's handmade woodcut block prints as illustrations. --ReaderKidZ Wake Up, Island, with its serene narrative and gorgeous woodcut illustrations, is stunning, playful, and a truly fulfilling read. --The Picture Book Review

In this beautiful book, gorgeous woodcut illustrations are paired with a simple, yet lyrical and rich text to give readers a picture of what it is like to be on an island in a northwoods lake on a summer morning. --Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

Casanova turns in something different with this lyrical look at an island s start to a brand new day. Kirkus Reviews

With simple statements and delicate woodcuts, Wake up, Island creates a vivid sense of an island coming to life on a beautiful morning. Each page is a unique work of art. Even the text stretches and dips along with the fauna and flora of the island.

School Library Journal A fun yet thoughtful sensory read.

ReaderKidZ

The Picture Book Review

Kirkus Reviews

Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

School Library Journal

Foreword Reviews'

About the Author

Mary Casanova grew up in a camp-like atmosphere on the edge of St. Paul, with parents who regularly packed the station wagon to capacity--ten kids and the family dog--and headed up north to a cabin. Mary is the author of One-Dog Canoe and thirty other books. Several of them--including Moose Tracks, Wolf Shadows, When Eagles Fall, and most recently Frozen--are published by the University of Minnesota Press. These books, frequently found on state reading lists across the country, have earned countless awards such as the ALA Notable, Parent's Choice Gold Award, Booklist Editor's Choice, and two Minnesota Book Awards. She lives with her husband and three dogs in a turn-of-the-century house in Ranier, Minnesota.Nick Wroblewski is an artist and printmaker specializing in handmade woodcut block prints. He prints from his home studio in the Driftless region of Wisconsin. A native of Minnesota, he enjoyed reflecting on a landscape very close to his heart while illustrating this book.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Mary Casanova
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Publisher

University of Minnesota Press

Publication date

24th February 2016

ISBN

9780816689354


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