Winter Dance (Hardcover)
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544313347, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 24, 2017
Stunning illustrations by the new talent Richard Jones are the perfect complement to the Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer's lyrical and playful homage to the natural world.
About the Author
Marion Dane Bauer has written more than one hundred children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. www.mariondanebauer.com.
Praise For Winter Dance…
★ "Bauer’s verselike text pairs gracefully with smudgy and similarly understated scenes from British illustrator Jones: the text and artwork work in tandem to suggest the hushed onset of winter while carrying readers forward with the swiftness of a snow flurry."
–Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "The regular pattern of Bauer’s text provides excellent support for pre-readers, while remaining sweetly simple. However, it’s Jones’ soft-lined, textured illustrations that steal the show, as they cast beautiful forest scenes across the page, using a cool wintry palette against which the fox’s orangey-red fur pops. Eventually, the fox finds another of his kind, who has the answer to his question, providing a lovely finish to this finely crafted winter’s tale." —Booklist, starred review
"Inspired by the author’s discovery of the foxes’ dance in the woods of the North, the descriptive, lyrical text and its placement imitate the dance’s movement...A suggested first purchase suitable for young readers in libraries and classrooms studying seasons and animal behavior." –School Library Journal