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Snow (Sunburst Books) [Paperback]

Uri Shulevitz
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Book Description

24 July 2013 Sunburst Books
No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it. This playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations. Snow is a 1998 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and a 1999 Caldecott Honor Book. down Contributors

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (24 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374468621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374468620
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 24.9 x 0.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 471,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Uri Shulevitz won a Caldecott Medal for his illustrated edition of Arthur Ransome's The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, and has won numerous other awards for illustrating his own books. Not surprising then, that he'd create such a lovely book as Snow, a touching story about childish hope, grumpy pessimistic grown-ups, and the wonder of snowfall. Will the snow come? (Oh, please?) In the first scene there is none, but the second has--if you can find it--a single flake. Then there are more--but they melt...And then,! These are for a children's book: so many illustrators try to out-do each other with lurid effects and excessive brightness, but many of Shulevitz's exquisite panels are close to monotone. He paints whole cityscapes in a dozen shades of grey, with small human figures who you notice (at second glance) have coats of grey-green, grey-blue, or grey-brown. The adults have tiny Edwardian parasols or handlebar moustaches. The abstract, atmospheric, folk-tale effect is heightened by a pared-to-the-bone text, just a few words per page. "'It's nothing,' said man with hat. Then three snowflakes. 'It's snowing,' said boy with dog." Snow perfectly captures the transformative nature of snow and the result is magical. (Ages 3 to 6) --Richard Farr --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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A 1999 Caldecott Honor Book; An ALA Notable Children's Book; A Charlotte Zolotow Award; A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Book; A Booklist Editor's Choice Book; A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; A Horn Book Fanfare Title; A Publishers Weekly Notable Children's Book of the Year; A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year; A Parenting Magazine Book of the Year; An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"; A New York Public Library Children's Book of 1998-100 Titles for Reading and Sharing --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, beautiful, and a classic 6 Mar 1999
By A Customer
Since I love snow and obviously live in an area where it is a big deal if it does, I was immediately drawn to open the cover of this beautifully illustrated book. I love the simplicity of words and unique fun illustrations. It reads like how a child would think and that's what makes it so beautiful. Since it is not cluttered with too many words, the story allows the reader and the person being read to, to think and use their own thoughts and imagination. The storyline is about a boy's hope and faith that one snowflake will lead to two, and more, despite the unbelieving and cynical opinions of adults who cross his path. I can actually put myself in his shoes and jump right in those pages. I hope my children will grow to love this book like I do. It has become one of my personal treasures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Book. 15 Feb 1999
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Disarmingly simple text and well drawn illustrations. This is an excellent book to read and talk about with young children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars URI SHULEWITZ is a GENIUS! 3 Nov 2011
By Wilson
Amazing author! I first bought The Moon in my Room by Uri Shulevitz and was blown away by his simplistic yet expressive and enchanting way of writing and ability to capture the child's imagination. His writing reminds me a little of the literary style associated with 'Where the wild things are'. Beautiful quirky illustrations combined with simple but clever writing equals an intelligent, magical and touching experience for both children and adults alike. I was so impressed and my son loved it so much (now a firm favourite) that I went on to buy this, The Snow and The Treasure... all equally brilliant! They're the kind of books you would always remember from your childhood and just as important the subtle morals and messages behind them. Uri Shulevitz is a genius and it's no wonder he's won numerous literary awards over the years. Truly captivating and effortlessly magical. Can't wait to seek out more. FIRST CLASS CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and beautiful. 20 Mar 2014
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A really elegant little book. The illustrations bear the weight of the book as the text is spare but they do this well. The excitement of the child waiting for that first snowflake and then the anticipation as the snow increases and thickens is so true and children readily relate to it.
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