Chaucer's First Winter

Chaucer's First Winter

By Stephen Krensky; Henry Cole (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416990260, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2009

Description

Chaucer knows that bears are supposed to sleep through the winter. But it's much more fun to stay up and play!



About the Author
A versatile author of over 50 books for children--including the bestselling How Santa Got His Job--Stephen Krensky writes everything from picture books to novels, fantasy to realism, fiction to nonfiction. Being able to try so many different kinds of books has helped me stay enthusiastic about every book I write, he explains. Krensky lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his family. www.stephenkrensky.com.

Henry Cole has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including "And Tango Makes Three", "Oink?", and "Little Bo in France". A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.


Praise For Chaucer's First Winter

"Cole's acrylic, pencil and ink illustrations contract winter's cool pallette with the warm hues of CHaucer and his friends, whose youthful exuberance bounds across the pages...Young readers will enjoy witnessing Chaucer's delight in the wonders of winter as well as his welcome return home."--Booklist



"Krensky's text shines in its use of dialogue."--Kirkus Reviews



"The standoued element of this clever book is Chaucer's naiveté and wonder as he experiences winter's offerings, and Krensky's descriptive writing neatly conveys his joy in exploration; young readers will readily identify with Chaucer's preference for ice skating over napping. Cole's acrylic, colored pencil, and ink illustrations...efectively showcase the wonders of the season."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books