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Children's Fiction Weather

The Sun is a Shine

by (author) Leslie A. Davidson

illustrated by Slavka Kolesar

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2021
Weather, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse), Seasons, Diversity & Multicultural
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
  • Reading age: 0 to 2


A gentle and poetic board book about weather systems across the world. Young readers will enjoy meeting children from around the globe and experiencing the phenomena of the sky as each child thanks Mother Earth for bringing the sun, wind, rain, snow, lightning and thunder to them. Magical illustrations enhance evocative text in a delightful blend of cultural diversity, geography, science, rich language and gratitude.
The sun is a shine, that wakens the day, sparkles the dew, makes everything new. Miigwetch, merci, golden Sun. Thank you, thank you, shining one.

About the authors

Leslie A. Davidson a toujours &eacutecrit, mais ce n’est qu’&agrave la retraite qu’elle a enfin trouv&eacute le temps de mettre sur papier les histoires qui lui trottaient dans la t&ecircte toutes ces ann&eacutees o&ugrave elle enseignait et &eacutelevait ses enfants. Ses histoires traitent de ce qui compte le plus pour elle : la famille, l’amiti&eacute et la nature. Le canot rouge lui a &eacutet&eacute inspir&eacute par la passion de son mari pour le canot. Il r&ecircvait d’aller explorer lacs et rivi&egraveres aux eaux limpides avec ses petits-enfants, mais il n’a pas v&eacutecu assez longtemps pour r&eacutealiser son r&ecircve.

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Slavka Kolesar studied figurative painting at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto and holds a BFA in visual studies & art history from the University of Toronto. She has illustrated many books including La Légende de Carcajou, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. Slavka was the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club illustrator. She lives in Fernie, British Columbia.


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Editorial Reviews

“A great introduction to explaining common experiences to children regardless of where they live.”

School Library Journal

“Absolutely delightful from start to finish...This is truly a wonderful book and well-worth adding to any home, classroom, or library collection. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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