ONE COLD NIGHT by Claire Ewart


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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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. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1992
ISBN: 0-399-22341-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1992


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