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Snow comes to the farm
Tripp, Nathaniel, 1944-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
During a snowstorm, a farm child goes to the woods to watch the ground turn white, observe animal tracks, and spot an owl gliding through the trees.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 55278.
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A day comes, when the air holds its breath, still and full of expectation, snow is coming, and soon the land will be transformed. This is the story of two brothers, waiting and watching in Owl Woods, for the first snow of winter.

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Booklist Review

Ages 5-7. Based on a traditional tale, this delightful rendition features a sly, lazy fox who constantly tries to cheat Julieta, a hardworking armadillo, out of her harvest. Despite the fox's wicked plans, Julieta's ingenuity allows her to keep what she's earned. This fresh retelling is peppered with a few regionalisms from Uruguay (mulita, choclos, vos cultivas, anacahuita) that are perfectly understandable in context. The cartoonlike illustrations are a nice accompaniment to the story.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A first winter snowfall, as experienced by a small boy and his older brother on their farm long ago, is recalled in this thoughtful mood piece. As the two boys make their way to the owl woods to await the start of the storm, they observe the changes in nature with the approaching weather. The sky grows darker, the pines give off a pungent smell, and the loud cawing of crows has hushed as the first flakes begin to fall. A sense of peace envelops the woods, despite the growing intensity of the snow. Finally, as evening draws near, the warmth of home offers welcome relief as the children relate the day's experiences over hot cocoa. Evocative oil paintings complement the lyrical text and reemphasize the silent beauty of winter.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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