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A Starlit Snowfall

By Nancy Willard (Trade Paperback, 2011)
"My cave is big enough for two!" a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear's offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn't it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow?

In this paperback reissue of a long out-of-print winter tale (originally titled A Starlit Somersault Downhill), Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors create a cozy winter world that perfectly complements Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard's charming poetry.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $6.99 US/$7.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316183666

    • On Sale Date: 11/07/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback

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"My cave is big enough for two!" a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear's offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn't it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow?

In this paperback reissue of a long out-of-print winter tale (originally titled A Starlit Somersault Downhill), Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors create a cozy winter world that perfectly complements Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard's charming poetry.

NANCY WILLARD is an award-winning children's author, poet, and essayist who received the Newbery Medal in 1982 for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. She has written dozens of volumes of children's fiction and poetry, including The Flying Bed, Sweep Dreams, and Cinderella's Dress. She is also the author of two novels for adults, Things Invisible to See and Sister Water, and twelve books of poetry, including Swimming Lessons: New and Selected Poems. She lives with her husband, photographer Eric Lindbloom, and teaches at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.


JERRY PINKNEY is one of children's literature's most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children's books for over forty years and has more than seventy-five books to his credit. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honor books and the Caldecott Medal winner for The Lion and the Mouse. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
  • "Lavish full-spread watercolors... bristle with energy even as they suggest the restlessness youngsters may experience in the deep of night, wide awake and alone." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • "Pinkney's watercolors are lusciously tactile, the monumental, somnolent bear wedged into generous double spreads while his ever-alert friend springs from clover to stream and almost off the page on a marvelous final foldout spread. Delectable." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "Graceful in both picture and word, this creates a mood that transcends the intricacies of the text." (Booklist).

  • "Pinkney's realistic watercolors...perfectly complement Willard's poetic images of darkness and light, movement and slumber, snow and spring." (The Horn Book).

  • "Although the text might be difficult for a young child to understand, its value lies in exposing the youngster to the rhythmic flow of words. The illustrations depict lovely watercolor fall and winter scenes using warm earthtones." (Children's Literature).

  • Praise for The Lion and the Mouse:
    "A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop's fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful... Unimpeachable." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

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A Starlit Snowfall
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $6.99 US/$7.99 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316183666
  • On Sale Date: 11/07/2011
A Starlit Snowfall