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Children's Fiction Seasons

The Snow Knows

by (author) Jennifer McGrath

illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Category
Seasons, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771084413
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $22.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771084420
    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771088886
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $12.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

The paperback edition of the award-winning hide-and-seek picture book exploring the wild animals of winter.

The snow knows
where the rabbit goes.
It knows the hush­shush
of the owl's wing.

In this deceptively simple children's picture book, a pair of award-­winning storytellers share the joys of winter. A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the wood stove) and wild (a slinking lynx; a choir of coyotes), celebrating wilderness and outdoor play.

With whimsical hide-­and-­seek illustrations, readers will love following footprints and catching a glimpse of an owl's wing or pheasant's feathers, suggesting what appears on the following page. A beautiful book, destined to be a perennial winter favourite, and read aloud by a crackling fire.

About the authors

Jennifer McGrath is a professional writer and award­winning children's author from Moncton, New Brunswick. Her two Middle Grade adventure books, Chocolate River Rescue and White Cave Escape, are popular with teachers and students alike. Jennifer is known for her enthusiastic storytelling style, her fascination with fairytales, and her fondness for sparkly things. She loves animals (especially dogs and ponies), the outdoors, and curling up in front of the fire with a good book.

Jennifer McGrath's profile page

Jos&eacutee Bisaillon a illustr&eacute plus de trente-cinq livres pour enfants et cr&eacute&eacute de nombreuses illustrations pour des magazines et des journaux. Elle a &eacutet&eacute finaliste au Prix litt&eacuteraire du Gouverneur g&eacuten&eacuteral &agrave deux reprises et a remport&eacute le prestigieux Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award pour The Snow Knows. Il s’agit du quatri&egraveme ouvrage de Jos&eacutee avec Orca, apr&egraves My Head in the Clouds et Bedtime 123 &eacutecrit par Eric Walters, un succ&egraves de librairie. Elle vit en banlieue de Montr&eacuteal avec sa famille.

Josée Bisaillon's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Atlantic Book Award, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration (Picture Book)
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Winner, New Brunswick Book Awards, Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children's Writing

Editorial Reviews

Each gorgeous turn of the page introduces a new creature and a new winter wonder with lyrical verbal grace and masterful, eye-opening visual genius.

Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

The Snow Knows reveals what Robert Frost might have seen had he entered those lovely, dark and deep woods on that snowy evening: the busy, mysterious and often dramatic lives of the forest animals.

Canadian Children's Book News (Toronto ON)

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