Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol

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Read Once Upon a Northern Night Online Free - In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.
As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hares scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the mystical shimmering of northern lights - all framed by the frost on the window.
Jean E. Pendziwol's lyrical poem reflects a deep appreciation of the magic of a northern winter night where, even as a child slumbers, the world outside does not rest but continues its own natural rhythms.
Isabelle Arsenault's spare, beautifully rendered illustrations, with their subtle but striking use of color, make us feel that we too are experiencing the enchantment of that northern night. They simultaneously evoke winter's nighttime life and the cozy warmth and security of a beloved child's sleep.

Title : Once Upon a Northern Night
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ISBN : 1554981387
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Manybooks rated it ★★★★★

November 18, 2016

Considering that the ice and snow of a white and glistening northern Canadian winter are amongst my very favourite features of the season (and one of the main reasons I do not think I could ever permanently relocate to a country, or to an area of a country where there is no winter or where winter...

David rated it ★★★★☆

January 12, 2018

“Once upon a northern night pine trees held out prickly hands to catch the falling flakes that gathered into puffs of creamy white, settling into puffs of creamy white, setting like balls of cotton, waiting.” “Soon the night sky filled with sparkling specks of white, crowding and floating, tumbling down t...

Carrie rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2013

I don't think this book could be any more beautiful. Makes winter seem absolute magic. One of my all time favourite titles of the year. No contest.

Tamara rated it ★★★★★

April 28, 2014

My Review If you think winter has lost all of its magic, think again. Favorite Quote Soon the night sky filled with sparkling specks of white, crowding and floating, tumbling down to the welcoming ground until the earth was wrapped in a downy blanket, just like you.

Cathryn rated it ★★★★☆

May 21, 2016

Groundwood Books publishes gorgeous tomes, whose words and illustrations dig deep into the souls of adult and child readers. I figure any book that's right for children should be one their adult friends love too. This is one of them. I'm not sure a small child would catch the magic on her own, bu...

Kari rated it ★★★★★

November 17, 2015

One of the most beautiful children's books I've ever read. The equivalent of waking up and pulling back the curtain to a snowy chandeliered dream (yes, I did say 'equivalent'). makes me grateful for my woolen-mittened northern roots.

Mylène rated it ★★★★★

December 08, 2017

Un album jeunesse qu'on achète pour soi tellement les illustrations sont belles et apaisantes.

KC rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2017

This books is not only exquisitely illustrated but beautifully written.

Luisa rated it ★★★★☆

November 30, 2017

A lush word texture and serene illustrations beautifully describe the wondrous winter scene. Ages: 4 - 9 #winter Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn'...

Kait rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2016

Once Upon a Northern Night is a love song to wintertime, written as lyrical poems that have a lullaby-type quality. As someone who loves winter and its magic, this is a book I’d love to share with a little one. It makes me long for piney trees and crisp winter air. My favourite bit: “Once upon a no...

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