ONE COLD NIGHT by Claire Ewart


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...the cloud coyotes howled in the moonlight, and Snow Woman came to tuck us in."" Depicted in Ewart's sweeping watercolors as a heroic robed figure, Snow Woman brushes leaves from trees, stills streams, and frosts fields, prompting turtles, groundhogs, and other creatures to burrow away for the winter--all but Black Bear, who doesn't leave even when she builds a frozen fire of pine cones, setting the northern sky ablaze. At last the white cloud coyotes chase him to his den and--with snow swirling around a cozy cabin as the coyotes climb back into the sky--""Snow Woman tucked us in."" With a brief, nicely cadenced text and smoothly generalized figures set in lyrically evocative landscapes, an imaginative personification of the coming of winter.

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam