On a dark winter's morning a little girl has to trudge a mile to catch the school bus. Will she be able to sing her way through the shadows? Lilting rhyming text by Caroline Woodward and stunning paintings by Julie Morstad herald an era when singing away the dark was part of a six-year-old's rural school-going routine.
"This quietly stunning tale empowers all young children -- whether they get to school by snowshoe or SUV -- to overcome fear with imagination" (Q & Q Starred Review)
"Night can be a very alien world, but this beckoning book is like an invitation to come walk there" (Kirkus)
"The lovely combination of language and illustration makes this story an ideal and heartening read" (CM Magazine, Highly Recommended)
Caroline Woodward grew up on a Cecil Lake homestead in BC's Peace River region where all the children are brave and tough and where she really did walk a mile to her school bus stop, uphill both ways.
Julie Morstad is the award-winning illustrator of When You Were Small and its two sequels, Where You Came From and When I Was Small. She is currently working on two new projects she is both writing and illustrating.