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Through the North Pole Snow by Polly Faber
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Through the North Pole Snow by Polly Faber
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Nov 08, 2022 | ISBN 9781536228526

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In this quiet tale envisioning Santa’s off-season, a hungry little white fox in search of something tasty finds a special new friend at the North Pole. . . . Faber’s evocative text invites readers into the fox’s discovery of the man’s true identity, while Jones’s textured, mixed-media artwork fills in details, depicting Santa’s peaceful lifestyle amid a crisp rugged landscape and a rustic house where a lap fox feels right at home.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

This foxy spin on a beloved Christmas character will put readers in the holiday mood. . . . This quiet, Santa-centric story is original, and holiday-minded readers will appreciate the unique angle. . . . As delightful and sweet as a candy cane.
—Kirkus Reviews

A lovely tale whose mixed-media illustrations and quiet, wondrous tone bring to mind Eric Carle’s Dream Snow and Jan Brett’s holiday tales. . . . Richard Jones’ exquisite illustrations underscore the subdued nature of this tale. . . Families feeling overwhelmed by seasonal excess will find Through the North Pole Snow a welcome respite.

While searching for food in the snow, a white fox is rescued by a kindly man. . . Faber’s soothing narrative recounts the fox’s year watching its host create toys he then matches with letters that fall from the sky. . . Jones’s textured mixed-media illustrations beautifully contrast the bold hues of cold winter nights and the pastel warmth inside the fox’s new North Pole home.
—The Horn Book

The cozy picture book ends with a lovely scene of a happier Santa and the fox, both cheerfully content with their new arrangement at home. . . . A beautifully illustrated holiday picture book for people looking for a unique Christmas story.
—School Library Journal

Small children looking forward to Christmas will find characters to love in ‘Through the North Pole Snow,’ a picture book written by Polly Faber and illustrated by Richard Jones. . . . Unlike the reader, the fox doesn’t know who he’s living with until the final pages, a deferred realization that adds sweetness to this Yuletide tale for children ages 3-6.
—The Wall Street Journal

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