Groundwood Books


Written by Joan Clark • Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

For students in grades P - k | Published October 01, 2019 | ISBN 9781773062310
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Cover of Snow

Regular price $9.95 CAD

32 pages | 9 in × 9 in
Print Format

About this book


Joan Clark • Kady MacDonald Denton

A beautiful, atmospheric tale of winter from Joan Clark and Kady MacDonald Denton.


Snow falls all day, all week, all month! Sammy’s world is covered in snow. As he clambers up the mountains of snow, he imagines what might lie beneath — a black bear and her cubs, whales and seals, even elves mining rubies and emeralds! Finally, the weather turns warm and the snow begins to melt . . .


This simple but deliriously evocative book is a paean to that magical stuff that fills the winters of those who live in northern climates.


Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:


? Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


? With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

About the Creators

Joan Clark

Joan Clark is the author of many award-winning books for children and adults and has received numerous accolades for her children's novels and picture books. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Kady MacDonald Denton

Kady MacDonald Denton is one of Canada's most highly regarded children's book illustrators. Recognition for her work has included receiving the Governor General's Award. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

Awards and Praise

Winner of the Elizabeth-Mrazik Cleaver Award
Finalist for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award
Finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
Long-listed for the SYRCA Shining Willow Award
Bank Street College Children’s Library Best Children’s Books of the Year

“… a joyful collaboration that seems as effortless as falling snow …” Quill & Quire

“...lyrical, imaginative and repetitive, full of fun and dreams.” Resource Links“... the author uses several wonderful turns of phrase which give this book a poetic feel and make it a pleasure to read aloud.” CM Magazine

“... this delicate fantasy will please many young snow fans.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“The Clark-Denton take on the subject is such that most mortals — young or old — reading this book will long for the advent of winter.” Globe and Mail

  • Winner Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award, 2007
  • Commended Bank Street College Children's Library Best Children's Books of the Year, 2007
  • Long-listed SYRCA Shining Willow Award, 2007
  • Short-listed CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2007
  • Short-listed Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2007
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