Twelve Kinds of Ice

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

Publication Date: November 6, 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.




Praise For Twelve Kinds of Ice

"Evocative and at the same time marvelously real, this is as much about expectation and the warmth to be found in family and friends as it is about cold ice . . . Everyone will find this a small gem."
Booklist, starred review

"Irresistible."
Kirkus, starred review

"This is a celebration of play, of winter, and of imagination . . . in an icy collection whose overarching quality is warmth."
Horn Book

"Like a souvenir from a bygone era . . . Today's readers will marvel at the old-fashioned amusements, chronicled with folksy charm."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

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