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Title:
Winter candle
Author:
Frame, Jeron Ashford, author.
Publication Information:
[Berkeley] : Creston Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
"When each family at the diverse Juniper Court apartment complex needs something to light up the dark of winter, the stumpy, lumpy candle provides a glow brighter than the fanciest taper, revealing the true spirit of each holiday it illuminates"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781939547101
Format :
Book

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When each family at the diverse Juniper Court apartment complex needs something to light up the dark of winter, the stumpy, lumpy candle provides a glow brighter than the fanciest taper, revealing the true spirit of each holiday it illuminates.


Author Notes

Jeron Ashford works as a librarian in a graduate school library but her real love is for children's literature. Her first picture book, Yesterday I Had the Blues, was published by Tricycle Press and won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Bank Street College Claudia Lewis Poetry Award, and was featured on PBS's Between the Lions. She lives with her cat just outside of Philadelphia.

Stacey Schuett has written and illustrated dozens of picture books, including Somewhere in the World Right Now, Purple Mountain Majesties, and Marching with Aunt Susan, winner of Best Children's Books of the Year (starred) Bank Street College of Education 2012, and Teachers Choices, IRA 2012. Her well-loved books have won many awards, including the New York Public Library's One Hundred Books for Reading and Sharing Award, 2007. She lives in Northern California with her family.


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A "lumpy stick of wax" lights the way in this story of diverse celebrations held at an apartment house on Juniper Court. While it is neither tall, twisted, or the right color, the unassuming candle manages to save the day for Nana's Thanksgiving meal, the Danzigers's Sabbath two weeks later, one family's St. Lucia observance, and another's Kwanzaa, before finally guiding a new tenant home during a raging snowstorm. The friendly neighbors help one another without hesitation and come together at the end for a combined celebration lit by the same gnarled but brightly shining candle. An author's end note briefly explains the different ceremonies and celebrations and the role candlelight plays in them. Full-color illustrations highlight the candle and the cheery glow it throws infuse the scenes with warmth. Facial expressions, from dismay to delight, enhance the story. Certainly appropriate at holiday time, this book also emphasizes the everyday concepts of community, kindness, and sharing, making it a worthwhile, year-round read.-Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NY (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.