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...

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.

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.

KC rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2017

This books is not only exquisitely illustrated but beautifully written.

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...

Claire rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2013

This is a gorgeous picture book, and a perfect night time read aloud. Filled with poems (by Jean E. Pendziwol) like: "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." I l...

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...

Madison rated it ★★★★★

November 04, 2014

This book is such a beautiful gem. I adored the pictures and the whole feel of the book. It made you want to curl up in your bed and just dream of snow, pine trees, and cold wind. This is such a wonderful picture book, I can't recommend this highly enough.

Amber rated it ★★★★★

May 18, 2015

This was a pretty good Children's picture book about a mother painting a picture for a young boy of a northern night with snow and the animals that play in it. The illustrations were well done too. Definitely check it out. You can get it at your local library and wherever books are sold.

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