SNOW MOON by Nicholas Brunelle

SNOW MOON

Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

That fine line separating fantasy and reality melts when an anonymous boy witnesses a magical winter event. Speaking in spare rhyme, the boy remembers a chilly winter night when feathers whirled through his bedroom window and he glimpsed the “eyes dark as chocolate and feathers cloaked in icy flakes” of a snowy white owl. The owl soars away and the boy follows through forest and field, over rocks and hills, along a bay and across a bridge to a forgotten place called Owl Ridge. Here the boy silently watches hundreds of owls “from all around the sleeping world” circle the full moon in a celestial ritual. As the owls brush the moon with their wings, snow falls. Iridescent icy blue and white illustrations trace the boy’s solitary journey through the quiet, almost surreal, winter nightscape illuminated only by the shining moon. Such visual and verbal poetry leaves readers wondering if this is all a beautiful dream or something more. An exquisite experience. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-670-06024-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2005




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