Walter de la Mare’s gentle poem has illustrations of a family preparing for Christmas, done in screen prints with a limited, muted palette.  The family decorates their home, goes to bed, and waits for Santa Claus to arrive.  The children wake up to presents, going sledding, and making a snowman.  The text is perfect for the illustrations.  The book makes a beautiful winter bedtime story. mjw
Title: Snow
Author: Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)
: Carolina Rabei
: Faber & Faber
: 2018
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher
: Faber & Faber, Bloomsbury House. London
Original Copyright
: 2014.  The poem “Snow” was first published in Peacock and Pie in 1924
: 978-0-571-31219-1
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 5 up
: Poetry
Author’s ethnicity
: British
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Moldova
Illustrator’s residence
: England
: Christmas, Santa Claus, Snow, Weather

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