Welcome to the Ice House

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Welcome to the ice house-where through the long winter night of the Arctic prowl all kinds of animals-the fox looking for lemmings, the howling wolf pack on the trail of snowshoe hare, the lynx, the polar bear, and a thundering herd of moose. Beyond the ice, in a blue-black sea, swim seals, herds of walrus, and killer whales on the hunt. Then, suddenly, spring and summer return together in a burst of color as poppies and lupines bloom where once grew only ice and snow. Poetic text and dramatic illustrations ...

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Overview

Welcome to the ice house-where through the long winter night of the Arctic prowl all kinds of animals-the fox looking for lemmings, the howling wolf pack on the trail of snowshoe hare, the lynx, the polar bear, and a thundering herd of moose. Beyond the ice, in a blue-black sea, swim seals, herds of walrus, and killer whales on the hunt. Then, suddenly, spring and summer return together in a burst of color as poppies and lupines bloom where once grew only ice and snow. Poetic text and dramatic illustrations authentically capture the powerful majesty of Arctic flora and fauna in this companion volume to Welcome to the Green House and Welcome to the Sea of Sand.

The coming of warm weather to the arctic brings an explosion of color from flowering plants and a thundering return of wildlife.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shalini Murthy
The steady rhythm in Jane Yolen's words captures the grandeur and beauty of the fauna and flora that call the Arctic landscape home. Regan's artwork has an almost photographic realism in the depiction of the panoramic ice house and its inhabitants. Together, Yolen and Regan recreate the Arctic and the splendor cast by its seasons and bring it to life. In addition to being an enticing read, this book will be a most useful addition to a teaching unit on the Arctic region.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 4The spareness of the arctic landscape lends itself to a picture book elegant in painting and poem. Yolen's confident hand with verbal rhythms has never been more evident. The author moves naturally from rhyming couplets to internal rhymes, letting the changing beats of the lines evoke "A ton of unpredictable moose on the loose" or "Lynx, now quick, now slow, now silent as snow." The unforced musical language is a pleasure to read aloud. Regan's double-page paintings use an icy palette of blues and whites to create a sense of chilly beauty and mystery. As the seasons change, the artist allows color to creep in gradually until summer on the tundra bursts forth in a riot of yellow poppies and blue lupines. As the warmth fades, the colors freeze up again, lit by the northern lights. Flora and fauna are rendered with meticulous accuracy, with the arctic tern and the arctic loon distinctly different from their relatives. Like Welcome to the Green House (1993) and Welcome to the Sea of Sand (1996, both Putnam), this book can fill a variety of niches. The friendly language and stunning art will pull in preschoolers and introduce them to environmental wonders. It would be an excellent introduction to an ecology unit for elementary grades. There is even a brief information essay on the back page, an address for further information, and an Alaska Web site. It will be a cold heart that is able to resist this beauty.Sally Margolis, Barton Public Library, VT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399230110
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 787,221
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen
JaneYolen lives in Massachusetts.

John Schoenherr lives in New Jersey.

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