Once Upon A Northern Night

Once Upon A Northern Night Book CoverIn this enchanting, poetic lullaby, an unnamed narrator paints a picture of a northern winter night. It begins with one tiny snowflake. Soon the night sky is filled with “sparkling specks of white” and a mother deer and her dawn discover some frozen apples. A great gray owl, two snowshoe hares, an auburn fox, and a scurrying mouse all join the peaceful panorama. Bursts of color are added throughout the mostly sepia mixed-media illustrations until the final lavender and white shimmering double-page masterpiece- “And then I had the moon gently kiss you and the wind whisper…I love you.” This is a perfect bed-time read-aloud. mjw
Title: Once Upon A Northern Night
Author: Jean Pendziwol
: Isabelle Arsenault
: Groundwood Books, Canada
: 2013
Original language
: English
: 978-1-55498-138-0
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-7
: Picture book
Author’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Author’s residence
: Canada
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Canada
: 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award Shortlist
: Animals, Canada, Night, North America, Snow, Winter

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