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Once Upon a Northern Night

By Jean Pendziwol

In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.

As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hares scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the mystical shimmering of northern lights - all framed by the frost on the window.

Jean E. Pendziwol's lyrical poem reflects a deep appreciation of the magic of a northern winter night where, even as a child slumbers, the world outside does not rest but continues its own natural rhythms.

Isabelle Arsenault's spare, beautifully rendered illustrations, with their subtle but striking use of color, make us feel that we too are experiencing the enchantment of that northern night. They simultaneously evoke winter's nighttime life and the cozy warmth and security of a beloved child's sleep.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

1554981387


Format: Book
Author: Pendziwol, Jean
Summary: A lyrical poem describing a northern winter night, including the way the snow falls, the way the stars light up the night, and the way a mother deer leads her fawn.
Title: Once upon a northern night / Jean E. Pendziwol ; pictures by Isabelle Arsenault.
Publisher Date: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, [2013]
Subject: Night -- Juvenile poetry. Winter -- Juvenile poetry. Poetry.
Isbn: 1554981387 9781554981380
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: P Pendziwol
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Bib Id: 489149

Format: Book
Author: Pendziwol, Jean, author.
Summary: A lyrical poem describing a northern winter night, including the way the snow falls, the way the stars light up the night, and the way a mother deer leads her fawn.
Title: Once upon a northern night / Jean E. Pendziwol ; pictures by Isabelle Arsenault.
Publisher, Date: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, [2013]
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Subjects: Night -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Winter -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Poetry.
Other Author: Arsenault, Isabelle, 1978- illustrator.
LCCN: bl2013033820
ISBN: 1554981387
ISBN: 9781554981380
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: P Pendziwol