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Children's Fiction Friendship

No Two Snowflakes

by (author) Sheree Fitch

illustrated by Janet Wilson

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2002
Category
Friendship, General, Weather
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551432274
    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551432069
    Publish Date
    Sep 2001
    List Price
    $19.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 8

Description

"What is snow?" Araba, a Ghanaian child, asks her Canadian pen pal. The response unfolds as a letter in poetry, rich in lyricism and in what author Sheree Fitch would call "lipslipperiness." Janet Wilson's glowing pastel illustrations revel in all the sensory experiences, the color, associated with the cold white stuff. Through the asking and the telling, two children reach halfway around the world and touch one another.

About the authors

Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy as it Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.

Visit her at: shereefitch.com

Sheree Fitch's profile page

Janet Wilson is an award-winning artist and a published author, holding over 50 publishing copyrights in the children's literature field. She graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design as a mature student, the mother of two little boys. Janet's love of books combined with a particular talent for drawing children has brought her into the world of "kidlit." Her more realistic style lends itself to interpreting the stories of children's favorite authors in producing picture books. Sensitivity to the nuances of facial expressions helps young readers grasp subjects ranging from dealing with death, the arrival of a new baby, the tragedy of war or just wishing your new dress was a different colour. Her awards include Best Illustrated Book in the United States in 2004 for Jasper's Day, Canadian Information Book of the Year for her artwork in In Flanders Fields, and she is the first non-native artist to be awarded the Native Reading Week Award for her illustrations in Solomon's Tree. Janet is a career artist known for her fine art commissioned portraits and still life paintings.

 

Janet Wilson's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Pearson Canada Readers' Choice Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce nominee
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice

Editorial Reviews

"Fitch's poetry is full of dazzling images."

Booklist

"The lyrical text...conjures up nostalgic sensual images of snowflakes."

"Most scenes are alive with actionespecially the tobogganers who almost zoom off the page straight into your lap."

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"Award-winning oil painter Janet Wilson brings the text to life with brilliantly coloured snapshots of childhood winters."

"This book has a cozy, cuddle-on-the-couch quality."

Rockcliffe Reviews

"Children will recognize the similarities and connections between themselves and others and the differences that make each child and every culture unique."

UNICEF Communique

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