A WINTER FRIEND by Maxine W. Kumin


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This is the fourth and last book on the seasons by this author-illustrator team. It tells or a little boy who imagines himself a winter guide to a friend from outer space. He would show his friend how men fish in a frozen pond, how the animals' coats thicken, how snow plows and road sand keep cars safe in icy weather. They would choose a Christmas tree from among the evergreens that bloom in the cold, they would ski, sleigh-ride and toboggan. They might also ponder a cocoon and remember that many animals are tucked away for the season. Rural Now England is the ideal setting for winter's finery and Artur Marokvia's pictures adequately exhibit it. The author's verse is easy-to-read, but is somewhat lacking in rhythm and sparkle.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1961
Publisher: Putnam