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Children's Fiction Weather

Winter's Coming

A Story of Seasonal Change

by (author) Jan Thornhill

illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

Publisher
Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Category
Weather, Rabbits, New Experience, Seasons
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771474481
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $11.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771470025
    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771471251
    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 3 to 5

Description

A sweet STEM introduction to the concept of seasons and animal adaptation
Lily, a young snowshoe hare, is surprised to notice the leaves changing color in her forest home. She hears from the other animals that “Winter’s coming,” but who— or what—is Winter?
As Lily learns the ways in which her forest friends prepare for winter's arrival, she becomes more and more worried about what she should be doing. Finally, the brown bear points out that Lily has been preparing without even knowing it: her fur is thickening and turning white to help her camouflage in the changing weather.
Complemented by illustrations in a mix of collage, drawing, and digital montage, this story introduces the many ways in which different animals adapt to survive winter.

About the authors

Jan Thornhill is an author, illustrator and designer who brings her fascination with the natural world to her books for children. They include I Found a Dead Bird (National Parenting Publications Gold Award, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award); The Wildlife 123 (UNICEF-Ezra Jack Keats International Award for Excellence in Children’s Book Illustration, Governor General’s Award finalist); and The Wildlife ABC (Governor General’s Award finalist). Jan recently won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. She spends her spare time in the woods obsessively collecting and cataloguing wild mushrooms and slime molds.

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

"It’s not easy to make a good story with a science concept at its heart, but Thornhill has done a wonderful job with this tale about hibernation."

Youth Services Book Review

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