The Snow Knows

Jennifer McGrath

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ISBN: 9781771084413

The Snow Knows

  Author:   Jennifer McGrath  
  Artist :   Josée Bisaillon    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

The snow knows
where the rabbit goes.
It knows the hush­shush
of the owl’s wing.

In this deceptively simple children’s picture book, a pair of award­winning storytellers share the joys of winter. A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the wood stove) and wild (a slinking lynx; a choir of coyotes), celebrating wilderness and outdoor play.

With whimsical hide­and­seek illustrations, readers will love following footprints and catching a glimpse of an owl’s wing or pheasant’s feathers, suggesting what appears on the following page. A beautiful book, destined to be a perennial winter favourite, and read aloud by a crackling fire.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771084413
Item NB1213
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onSeptember 7 2016
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions9(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight383(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Jennifer McGrath is a professional writer and award­winning children's author from Moncton, New Brunswick. Her two Middle Grade adventure books, Chocolate River Rescue and White Cave Escape, are popular with teachers and students alike. Jennifer is known for her enthusiastic storytelling style, her fascination with fairytales, and her fondness for sparkly things. She loves animals (especially dogs and ponies), the outdoors, and curling up in front of the fire with a good book.

As a young girl, Josée Bisaillon loved drawing cats and houses. She enjoyed school and always returned home full of stories to tell (and to draw!). She pursued her education all the way to university, where she fell in love with illustration. Since then, scissors and brushes in hand, Josée has been illustrating children's books, magazines, and newspapers. Josée lives just outside of Montreal with her spouse, their three children, one hairless cat, and many paper characters.

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The Snow Knows reveals what Robert Frost might have seen had he entered those lovely, dark and deep woods on that snowy evening: the busy, mysterious and often dramatic lives of the forest animals.
  

Each gorgeous turn of the page introduces a new creature and a new winter wonder with lyrical verbal grace and masterful, eye-opening visual genius.
  

Award Winners & Nominees


Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Shortlisted New Brunswick Book Awards, Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children's Writing


Shortlisted Atlantic Book Award, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration (Picture Book)