When the Snow Falls (Hardcover)

By Linda Booth Sweeney, Jana Christy (Illustrator)

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399547201, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

A snow-day journey with Grandma highlights all of the beauty, magic, and fun of winter.

With sparkling flakes calling from outside, this sister and brother bundle up for an outdoor adventure with Grandma. In the hushed woods, they see and hear wildlife thriving under a new blanket of snow.  In the bustle of town, they help their grateful Grandpa dig out. Then, it’s time to get sledding!

Snowy scenes capture the beauty of freshly fallen snow, and the lyrical verse delights in the magic of playing in the snow and the warm comfort of family.


About the Author

Linda Booth Sweeney wrote this book after the super-snowy winter of 2015. Linda is the author of When the Wind Blows, and three nonfiction books: The Systems Thinking Playbook, When a Butterfly Sneezes, and Connected Wisdom. Linda lives near Boston with her husband, three children, Rugby the dog, Boo the parakeet, Cinnamon Bun the rabbit, and a gecko named Gregg.

Jana Christy has enjoyed many snow days like this but might love the ones where the family stays home best. She loves drawing girls with attitude, boys with pluck, the chickens that wander around her garden, punks, robots, cavemen and zombies, bleak weather, windy days, sea creatures, and more. She also loves creating handmade minibooks with her husband, exploring new places with her children, and letting her brain and brushes wander.


Praise For When the Snow Falls

"Two-word sentences . . . tell this seasonal story with a cadence that captures both the captivating beauty of a glistening wood and the snowy dunes of a blanketed city street . . . . This mixed-race happy family's enjoyment of all the fun and exertion a snowstorm bring spills from each . . . spread . . . . A heartwarming adventure rolls along in a delightful rhythmic verse."—Kirkus Reviews

"An ode to winter that hums with a zingy, excited energy . . . . Icy pale blues and purples contrast with brightly colored winter wear and the children's warm brown skin . . . . A joyful winter readaloud with an infectious enthusism for everything that the season brings."—Publishers Weekly

"Three generations of a fun-loving family take advantage of an unexpected snow day to frolic from country to city . . . Christy's . . . illustrations bounce with playful motion . . . Country and city kids alike will relate to this joyful romp celebrating family, snow, community, and the wonders of nature."—School Library Journal