Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

Illustrated by: Jim LaMarche
For Ages: 4 - 8
  • 5
“A quiet, beautiful picture book to share.” —Booklist (starred review)

“This gentle, lyrical celebration of the natural world will reward similarly observant readers.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A touching reminder about the beauty of the natural world.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“With meditative language, Johnston offers a vivid sense of the changing seasons and of stillness. LaMarche quietly and sensitively portrays a child who’s comfortable spending hours alone, working on her own projects and observing—a young naturalist.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Witness the changing of a season through a watchful child’s eyes in this story of nature and discovery from award-winning author Tony Johnston and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Jim La Marche.

Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442472518 | 
  • August 2014 | 
  • Grades P - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® AD490L
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Tony Johnston

Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up.

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