WHEN SNOW LAY SOFT ON THE MOUNTAIN by Patricia Hermes

WHEN SNOW LAY SOFT ON THE MOUNTAIN

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Hermes (On Winter's Wind, 1995, etc.), in her first picture book effort, pens a sweet and sentimental tale that glows with Baker's radiant watercolors. Hallie walks with her father in the moonlight when spring is so close that she ``could feel its breath in her hair.'' They catch glimpses of wildlife, and Hallie tells him her wishes, but keeps one wish to herself. Papa becomes ill that fall, and Hallie's Aunt Belle, a quilter, comes to care for him: Christmas holds no wishes that year. But when spring and Hallie's March birthday come around, the doll she had secretly longed for appears on her bed, wrapped in one of Aunt Belle's quilts. And Papa is well enough to walk a bit that evening. Baker fills the pages with luminous shades of lavender, periwinkle, and silver grey: People, animals, household items, and landscape are rendered with a full and lively line. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-316-36005-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1996




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