Before Morning

Before Morning


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There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child uses the power of words, in the form of an invocation, to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day — a day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together.

     In a spare text that reads as pure song and illustrations of astonishingly beautiful scratchboard art, Sidman and Krommes remind us that sometimes, if spoken from the heart, wishes really can come true.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547979175
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 533,689
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Joyce Sidman received a Newbery Honor for Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night and many honors for her other books. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. Visit her website at

Beth Krommes received the Caldecott Medal for The House in the Night and has illustrated other acclaimed picture booksShe lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Visit her website at


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