In November

In November

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Overview

In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends.
Cynthia Rylant's lyrical language and Jill Kastner's rich, cozy paintings capture the cherished moments of this autumn month—the moments we spend together and the ones we witness in the world around us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152010768
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/15/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 254,039
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: AD530L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Cynthia Rylant is the acclaimed author of more than eighty books for young people, including the novel Missing May, which received the John Newbery Medal. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, Washington.

Jill Kastner is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Waterfall and her own Barnyard Big Top and Snake Hunt. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, she lives in Weehawken, New Jersey.

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[set star] “Lovely . . . This handsome book is sure to become a new fall favorite.”—Booklist (starred)“Gorgeous . . . A wonderful symphony of words and pictures that bring November right into your home.”—Boston Herald

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In November 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful! The story was written for the author's mother and is filled with the stirring emotions of November and family. The beautiful illustrations grab hold of your heart and draw you in. It is a quiet story about nature preparing for winter, and how the love of family warms your heart in the chilly winter months. It is a must-have for your tender and cherished moments with loved ones!
lbru More than 1 year ago
We read it together at Thanksgiving as an extended family because it is so pretty and is a great celebration of late autumn. Highly recommended for all ages, it is interesting and beautiful at the same time.
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A well-paced book that makes you feel the time slow down in the coldness and quiet of November. You can feel the warmth in the colors and smells of food in November in the illustrations of cherry pie, "an orange smell" and "a squash and a pumpkin smell." You can feel the closeness of a shared family Thanksgiving meal described as, "They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings." This book has a very rich vocabulary including brittle, tucked, cracking, woodstove, cider, cinnamon, shiver and serious.
sarabird on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This wonderful book by Cynthia Rylant does a great job of allowing the reader to feel the warmth and coziness November brings. It contains wonderful examples of personification, metaphors, similes, and other figurative language uses. Students enjoy the pictures and deciphering what the metaphors mean. I highly recommend this book to read as a class and then do writing/art activities based on the book.
smmote on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is very educational for students learning about the seasons and how things change as each year passes by. In November the earth is quiet, preparing for winter; trees with all sticks and bones, birds fly away, birds eating berries, animals sleep more due to the chilly air, fires are lit, and food is always better. This book helps better explain and show great pictures to describe the changes that occur during the month of November.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“In November,” is a wonderful book for children. The story includes families being brought together, shows wonderful illustration of animals that will catch the eye of any child, and shows how the world changes through seasons. There are no bad conflicts throughout the story which keeps the children positive and the parents happy to see astonished little faces as the words ring in their ears, and pictures show them a world that they could never imagine. I would suggest this book to any and every parent that has kids that need a little positivity in their growing minds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are not many books about November. The illustrations are beautiful and go perfectly with Cynthia Rylant's well chosen descriptive words.