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As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The parent describes the forest of snow-covered pines, seeing a deer and fawn ...
As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The parent describes the forest of snow-covered pines, seeing a deer and fawn nibbling a frozen apple, a great gray owl swooping down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hare scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the magical shimmering of the northern lights — all framed by the frost on the window.
Jean E. Pendziwol’s lyrical poem reflects a deep appreciation of a northern winter night, a desire to share it with her sleeping child and the love that underlies that wish.
Isabelle Arsenault’s spare, beautifully rendered illustrations, with their subtle but striking use of color, make us feel that we too are experiencing the enchantment of that northern night.
"[A] mixture of magic, wildlife and deep comfort." — New York Times
"A sweet and lovely tale of waking up to a world magically transformed by winter. — Booklist, starredreview
"A beautiful, lyrical celebration of northern light and night." — Kirkus, starred review
"A reverent ode to the magic and wonder of an icy winter night." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This is a lovely wintry bedtime story, best for sharing one-on-one." — School Library Journal, starred review
Praise for Migrant:
"Moving, inventive, and thoughtful . . ." — Kirkus Reviews