Cover image for The turning of the year
Title:
The turning of the year
Author:
Martin, Bill, 1916-2004.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Describes the characteristics of each month of the year in rhyming text and illustrations.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NC 740 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 51682.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780152010850
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...
Clearfield Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Grand Island Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Hamburg Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Lancaster Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Lancaster Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Sledding, splashing, catching fireflies, picking pumpkins--there's always something fun to do outdoors. Bill Martin Jr's poetic text and Greg Shed's luminous illustrations capture a child's joyful celebration of the changing seasons.


Author Notes

Children's writer Bill Martin, Jr. was born and raised in Hiawatha, Kansas. Ironically, the future early childhood educator had difficulty reading until he taught himself, before graduating with a teaching certificate from Emporia State University.

After graduation, he taught high school drama and journalism in Kansas. He served in the Army Air Force as a newspaper editor during World War II. He wrote his first book, The Little Squeegy Bug, for his brother, Bernard, an artist, to illustrate while recuperating from war wounds. It was published in 1945 and the brothers would go on to collaborate on 10 more books by 1955.

He earned a master's degree and doctorate in early childhood education from Northwestern University and became principal of an elementary school in Evanston, Ill., where he developed innovative reading programs. In 1962 Martin moved to New York City to become editor of the school division of Holt, Rhinehart and Winston where he developed the literature-based reading programs Sounds of Language and The Instant Readers.

Martin returned to full-time writing in 1972 and ended up writing over three hundred children's books during his career. His titles include; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?, The Ghost-Eye Tree, Barn Dance, and Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. He died on August 11, 2004 at the age of 88.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2‘Month by month, this heartwarming poem evokes the joys of each season. Martin's precise use of words is key to the success of the book: "In January, out I go/to welcome winter's icy blow./In February, bound with snow,/I sled the hillside, top to toe." No matter the weather, Shed's softly focused gouache-on-canvas paintings are full of warmth. He blends both contentment and exuberance into each brushstroke, offering up a pleasing portrait of each month. Full-page scenes showing the activities of a boy and a girl are accented with close-up illustrations of familiar seasonal objects‘fireflies in June and mittens in December. A delight any time of the year.‘Christy Norris Blanchette, Valley Cottage Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Google Preview