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The Snow Knows

by Jennifer McGrath, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

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published: Sep 2016
ISBN:9781771084413
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Description

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.

About the Authors

Jennifer McGrath

“Jennifer McGrath is a freelance writer and the author of Chocolate River Rescue, which was shortlisted for the children's choice book awards and won the 2009 Hackmatack Award, and White Cave Escape, shortlisted for the 2010 Silver Birch Award. She lives near Moncton, New Brunswick, with her family and several pets.
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Josée Bisaillon was born in 1982 in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. When she was a little girl, she loved to draw cats and houses. She also cut out everything made of paper that she could find around her. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2005. This is where she fell in love with illustration. Josée has won many awards, such as Applie Arts, LUX, American Illustration and Society of Illustrators. She was also shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in 2008 and 2010. Josée lives in a nice little house in the suburbs of Montreal with her husband and their children. She still loves drawing cats and cutting out everything she can find made of paper.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Winner, New Brunswick Book Awards, Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children's Writing
  • Short-listed, Atlantic Book Award, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration (Picture Book)
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Editorial Reviews

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.

— Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

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.

— Canadian Children's Book News (Toronto ON)

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