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Children's Fiction Bedtime & Dreams

Par une belle nuit d'hiver

by (author) Jean E. Pendziwol

illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2014
Category
Bedtime & Dreams, Nocturnal
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443132831
    Publish Date
    Jan 2014
    List Price
    $10.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

 

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Dans cette charmante berceuse, un parent peint le tableau d'une belle nuit nordique pour son enfant endormi, décrivant la beauté des flocons de neige, le scintillement des étoiles, la danse des cristaux de givre sur la fenêtre... Ce poème lyrique de Jean E. Pendziwol décrivant la beauté des nuits nordiques est une façon magnifique de la partager avec son enfant. Les illustrations extraordinaires d'Isabelle Arsenault rendent hommage à ce magnifique poème.

 

 

In this exquisite lullaby, a parent paints a picture of a northern winter night for their sleeping child, describing the beauty of a snowfall, the twinkling stars, the etchings of frost on the window pane... Jean E. Pendziwol's lyrical poem reflects a deep appreciation of a northern winter night, a desire to share it with her sleeping child and the love that underlies that wish.

Original Title: Once Upon a Northern Night

 

About the authors

Jean E. Pendziwol has published several highly acclaimed picture books, including Once Upon a Northern Night, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She is also the author of Marja’s Skis, illustrated by Jirina Marton, and The Red Sash and Dawn Watch, illustrated by Nicolas Debon. Jean’s debut adult novel, The Lightkeeper’s Daughters, will be published in 2017 in more than ten languages. Jean finds inspiration in the rich history, culture and geography of Northwestern Ontario where she lives in the shadow of the Nor’Wester Mountains near Lake Superior.

Jean E. Pendziwol's profile page

Isabelle Arsenault is a very talented Quebec illustrator who has won an impressive number of awards and has achieved international recognition. She has illustrated Migrant by Maxine Trottier, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award; Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear, winner of the Governor General’s Award; Le coeur de monsieur Gauguin by Marie-Danielle Croteau, winner of the Governor General’s Award; and My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. She has also illustrated Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean Pendziwol and Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt, forthcoming from Groundwood. Isabelle has won the Grand Prix for illustration (Magazines du Québec) for six years running. She lives with her family in Montreal.

Isabelle Arsenault's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Short-listed, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

Editorial Reviews

 

«[Cette] histoire réconfortante, à lire avant de s'endormir, emmène les lecteurs à travers un paysage hivernal alors que les animaux nocturnes découvrent un monde vêtu de blanc. [...] Tout en employant différents matériaux, Isabelle Arsenault (Virginia Wolf) utilise les couleurs judicieusement. [...] Alors que la nuit avance, elle utilise des bleus plus profonds et du vert pour présenter un lac gelé, un ciel étoilé et les magnifiques aurores boréales [...]. Une ode révérencieuse à la magie et au caractère merveilleux d'une belle nuit d'hiver.» ~ Publishers Weekly, juin 2013

 

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