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Once Upon a Winter Day by Liza Woodruff

Once Upon a Winter Day

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Once Upon a Winter Day by Liza Woodruff
Hardcover $18.99
Nov 24, 2020 | ISBN 9780823440993

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★ “Woodruff’s (A Quieter Story) spare, evocative text (‘A cold wind crept beneath Milo’s scarf’) quietly amplifies her expansive watercolor, pen-and-ink, and colored pencil drawings, which alternate between highly distilled snowy scenes and lushly detailed spreads; in one scene . . . It’s a richly narrative landscape—one that should inspire readers to venture outside and notice stories of their own.”Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 

★ “When a child’s mother is too busy for stories, he follows some tracks in the snow and makes up his own. . . . Nature tells good stories if we only get outside and look around.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Audiences, who have been allowed a view of the real animal activities, may have quite a different story of the mouse’s fate than Milo, who has to fill in more blanks with his imagination, which opens the possibility for a discussion of viewpoint and perception. Endpapers display ten animals that figure into the tale, several of which may send viewers on quite a hunt to locate within the pages. They payoff, though, is a satisfying story that can change with each rereading of Milo’s speculations and each reexamination of Woodruff’s crafty mixed media scenes.”Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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