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Children's Fiction Emigration & Immigration

Snow Doves

by (author) Nancy Hartry

illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Emigration & Immigration, Values & Virtues, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
  • Reading age: 5 to 8


Sami has just arrived in a new country. The snow piled up outside his window is a mysterious and, frankly, chilly surprise! Joy, his new neighbor, does not speak his language, but that does not stop them from communicating as Joy helps Sami overcome his fears. The two new friends get bundled up against the cold, and Sami discovers the magic of playing outside on a snowy day.

About the authors


NANCY HARTRY est l’auteure des albums jeunesse Hold On, McGinty! et Jocelyn and the Ballerina. Elle a également écrit le roman à succès Watching Jimmy, qui a gagné la récompense du livre de l’année de l’Association canadienne des bibliothèques en 2010. Lorsqu’elle n’est pas en train d’écrire des histoires, Nancy travaille en tant qu’avocate. Elle vit à Toronto, en Ontario.


NANCY HARTRY is the author of two picture books, Hold On, McGinty! and Jocelyn and the Ballerina. Nancy finds inspiration for her stories in the antics of her children and her larger family, as well as strangers who have no idea that their quirks and foibles will find their way into books. When Nancy is not writing stories, she works as a lawyer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.


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GABRIELLE GRIMARD a illustré plus de 30 albums, dontLes mots volés, Quand j’avais huit ans, Fatima et les voleurs de clémentines, Aujourd'hui peut-être... et les livres de la série Petit Gnouf. Elle est aussi l'auteure-illustratrice de l'album Lila et la corneille. Gabrielle habite aux environs de Montréal.


From the time she was little GABRIELLE GRIMARD loved art, dismaying her elementary school teachers by constantly drawing in class. Later Gabrielle studied art in high school and university. After her son was born, she began illustrating children’s books and has now created more than 25, including When I Was Eight (Quand j'avais huit ans), Stolen Words (Les mots volés) and Not My Girl (Où est ma fille?). Lila and the Crow (Lila et la corneille) is the first book she both wrote and illustrated. She uses watercolours, gouache and oil to create images of amazing warmth and depth. Gabrielle lives near Montreal, QC. Visit her at

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Editorial Reviews

Welcome to the neighborhood! A heartwarming entry to a winter wonderland.

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