Twelve Kinds of Ice

By Ellen Bryan Obed; Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780618891290, 64pp.)

Publication Date: November 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2012 Kids Next List
“While some grumble about the cold, others wait for their breath to become frosty, for the air to feel silver with ice and cold. Obed captures this feeling, distilling the essence of winter into poetic prose. She traces winter by marking each type of ice that forms and the fun one can have on it. Every sentence begs to be read aloud, and McClintock's illustrations are exquisite. Twelve Kinds of Ice is a wintertime gem, perfect for slipping into a mittened hand, curling up with beside a fire, or tucking into a stocking.”
-- Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA


Description

Award-winning illustrator Barbara McClintock renders Ellen Obed’s timeless text in a wintery scape for young readers. Warm icy hands on this fine winter read.




About the Author
Ellen Bryan Obed grew up on a six-acre farm in Waterville, Maine, where she and her siblings waited for the first ice as most children wait for summer or Christmas or a birthday.
Ellen now lives with her husband in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. There they experience many kinds of ice coming each winter to area streams, lakes, and ponds, and to the nearby Piscataquis River.


Barbara McLintock has worked for The Province newspaper as a reporter, columnist and bureau chief. She has won several awards for her work including the Canadian Association of Journalists National Award for Best Investigative Newspaper Reporting. Her articles have also appeared in such publications as Chatelaine and People. She lives in Victoria, BC.
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