Once Upon a Northern Night LAST ONE
A lyrical ode to the wonders of the night is brought beautifully to life by the award-winning Isabelle Arsenault, illustrator of Jane, the Fox, and Me.
It started with one tiny flake, perfect and beautiful and special, just like you. Then there were two, and then three. In this enchanting, lyrical lullaby brought to life by award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault, the beauty of a northern night unfolds as a young child sleeps. Wrapped in a snug, downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. Soon the magic of the night outside takes hold - animals awaken, snow swirls, stars twinkle and winds whisper. A mixture of magic, wildlife and deep comfort, tip-toe through the pages of this beautiful bedtime read-aloud, and try not to break the spell of the peaceful, quiet, wintry north.
Reflects a deep appreciation of the magic of a winter night where, even as a child slumbers, the world outside does not rest but continues its own natural rhythms.
Beautifully rendered illustrations, with subtle but striking use of colour, simultaneously evoke winter's night time life and the cosy warmth and security of a beloved child's sleep.
Received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and was shortlisted for a number of children's book awards in Canada, including the prestigious Governor General's Award.
About the author
Jean E. Pendziwol is an award-winning author who gained international success with No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids and Dragons. Her other work includes the lyrical picture books, Dawn Watch and The Red Sash, both illustrated by Nicolas Debon, and Marja's Skis, which was inspired by her husband's grandmother, who grew up in a Finnish farming and logging community in northern Canada. Jean lives in Ontario, Canada. Find Jean online at jeanependziwol.weebly.com, and on twitter as @JeanPendziwol.
About the illustrator
Isabelle Arsenault is a Canadian illustrator who has won an impressive number of awards and has achieved international recognition. Her books include Migrant by Maxine Trottier, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book and a finalist for the Governor General's Award, Once Upon a Northern Light by Jean E. Pendziwol, Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt and Alpha. She lives in Montreal, Canada. Find Isabelle online at www.isabellearsenault.com
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 215 x 270mm, 36pp