Once Upon a Northern Night #2020

[Once Upon a Northern Night] >> Jean E. Pendziwol Isabelle Arsenault 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 TheIn 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.
Once Upon a Northern Night 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 o

  • Title: Once Upon a Northern Night
  • Author: Jean E. Pendziwol Isabelle Arsenault
  • ISBN: 9781554981380
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Once Upon a Northern Night Author: Jean E. Pendziwol Isabelle Arsenault

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    About the Author

    Jean E. Pendziwol Isabelle Arsenault

    Jean E Pendziwol is an award winning Canadian author of books for adults and children She was shortlisted for the Governor General s Award and the 2014 TD Canadian Children s Literature Award for Once Upon a Northern Night Groundwood Books, 2013 Her children s books include the critically acclaimed No Dragons for Tea Fire Safety for Kids and Dragons Kids Can Press , which continues to be used as a valuable resource for teaching fire safety Her debut adult novel, The Light Keeper s Daughters will be published by HarperCollins in 2017 Jean s latest children s book, Me and You and the Red Canoe, Groundwood Books will also be released in 2017 She lives in the shadow of the Nor Wester Mountains near Lake Superior and draws inspiration for her stories from the rich history, culture and geography of northwestern Ontario, Canada She has three adult children, a loveable mutt, and a coop of temperamental chickens, all occasionally tormented by visiting deer, foxes, wolves and bears.Jean is represented by Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency.

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    • Manybooks said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      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 primarily signifies rain and greyness, such as the coastal areas of British Columbia or the Pacific Northwest , I was already expecting to much enjoy Jean E Pendziwol s Once Upon a Northern Night when I [...]

    • David Schaafsma said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      Once upon a northern nightpine trees held out prickly handsto catch the falling flakesthat gathered into puffs of creamy white,settling into puffs of creamy white,setting like balls of cotton,waiting Soonthe night sky filled with sparkling specks of white, crowdingand floating, tumbling down to the welcominggrounduntil the earth waswrapped in a downy blanket, just like you I read this because I ordered all the picture book work of Quebec illustrator Isabelle Arsenault, whose work I love That sai [...]

    • Carrie Gelson said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      I don t think this book could be any beautiful Makes winter seem absolute magic One of my all time favourite titles of the year No contest.

    • Tamara said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      My ReviewIf you think winter has lost all of its magic, think again.Favorite QuoteSoonthe night sky filled with sparkling specks of white, crowdingand floating, tumbling down to the welcominggrounduntil the earth waswrapped in a downy blanket, just like you.

    • Cathryn Wellner said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      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, but snuggled next to a word loving, beauty appreciating adult, that child s spirit would soar Words and illustrations are quiet magic This is a good one for parents and grandparents particularly, though I wou [...]

    • Kari Gunderson said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      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 Brunet said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      Un album jeunesse qu on ach te pour soi tellement les illustrations sont belles et apaisantes.

    • KC said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      This books is not only exquisitely illustrated but beautifully written.

    • Luisa Knight said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      A lush word texture and serene illustrations beautifully describe the wondrous winter scene.Ages 4 9 winterLike 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 t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website The Book Radar.

    • Kait said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      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 northern nightpine trees held out prickly handsto catch the falling flakesthat gathered into puffs of creamy white,settling into puffs of creamy white,setting like balls of cotton,waiting.When you walk beneat [...]

    • Claire said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      This is a gorgeous picture book, and a perfect night time read aloud Filled with poems by Jean E Pendziwol like Soonthe night sky filled with sparkling specks of white,crowdingand floating, tumbling down to the welcoming grounduntil the earth was wrapped in a downy blanket,just like you I love the illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault, too Being a nature lover, I adored the deer, owl, rabbits and fox pictures My only complaint was the double page spread of the owl was off center in the book I read [...]

    • Madison H. said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      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 said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      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.

    • Jane said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      The writing was poetic and lyrical The illustrations were beautiful and had a natural quality that really fit the tone of the writing I definitely want this so I can re read it on a snowy night and can see it becoming a modern classic.

    • Rachel Kristine Tuller said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      This book is such a sweet picture book One thing that s captivating is the pictures They re very soft, mostly done in black and white This is mostly done because it takes place at night, with falling snow There is some color but it isn t as profound as the black and white areas Also, the pages where there is no pictures and just words are all white Almost as if it s symbolizing the snow falling to the ground I also feel it s important to note the narrator From the beginning, we know it s told in [...]

    • Tasha said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      This glimmering book takes a lingering and loving look at a Canadian winter night It starts just before the snow begins to fall, one flake then Then the ground is covered with a snowy blanket, a blanket just like the one you are sleeping under The book goes on to talk about the beauty of the winter forest, snow that will dust your head and nose as you pass under the trees Animals appear the deer munch on the frozen apples, a great gray owl silently drifts by, rabbits scamper only going still wh [...]

    • Thehappymeerkat said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      I was sent a free copy of this book by the publisher Walker Books.Once upon a northern night while you lay sleeping, wrapped in a downy blanket, I painted you a picture.This is a lovely picture book with a poetic and magical feel to it The words above come from the first page of the book As a child is seen sleeping a poem is slowly read to him and we go on a journey as a magical snowy winter unfolds Every page of the book features a poem like the first one, always beginning with the words Once u [...]

    • Helen said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      Reviewed at canlitforlittlecanadianss on June 16, 2013 Think of those cold Canadian winter nights, when the fallen snow has us cocooned inside and a quiet stillness blankets the land A confetti of snow flakes drift beyond the windows, mounding on branches, railings, and the hidden promises of spring If you can place yourself in this divine winter scene and know of a child with whom you may share this, Once Upon a Northern Night will be a lovely addition to your lullaby collection.I may be review [...]

    • Jenna Kennedy said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E Pendziwol, begins with a first person narrative The narrator tells the reader that one northern night while they lay fast asleep, the narrator painted a picture for you The black and white illustrations portray a snowy forest, with bushes and trees all made from sketches with no colors The narration continue as it is revealed to the reader that it all started with one tiny snowflake, and describes its beauty The lack of colors is made up by the thought and he [...]

    • Amanda said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      This book will forever hold mixed feelings for me because of what happened when I read it with Madam deep frustration BEFORE I read it with Madam, I LOVED this book, it was poetry it was my childhood encapsulated it was so quietly beautiful how could I not want to share it with my girl who I loved best How could she not love it REALITY Madam fought with me almost the entire way through this book which is NOT like her maybe she was too tired and I didn t see it Every single bloody page had an iss [...]

    • Rebecca said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      A pretty lullaby perfect for bedtime reading, this picture book tells a quick, lyrical story of a young boy sleeping whilst all the wonders of winter begin to happen outside his bedroom window The writing is exquisite, and whilst the story isn t anything spectacular, it s a cute story which is great to read aloud and get those eyelids closing I love the illustrations they are mostly filled with beautiful snowy scenes full of nature and weather events but are great soft tones to fit the mood of t [...]

    • Kathy said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      Lull your child to sleep with the gentle repetition of Jean E Pendziwol s poetic vision an alluringly peaceful winter evening in the North, where the snow falls gracefully and the forest animals leave tracks as they prance toward their food Careful descriptions of how a mother deer leads her fawn and how the narrator will set the sparkling stars, like diamonds on the branches of the willow as an image for the sleeping child to marvel at in the morning, demonstrate a parent s desire to share her [...]

    • Rachel said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      A shaded landscape slowly transforms page by page, giving a dash of a colour here and there, until it finally becomes a true vision of a winter wonderland.With each repetition of once upon a northern night , a new image is painted by the narrator with a graceful touch Poetic words accompany these beautiful portraits, adding movement, sound, and imagery to the otherwise still and silent.Similar to the real season, contrast emerges from this winter in both colour, and content On the surface all ma [...]

    • Cheryl said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      Star off for illustrations that a rip off of the style of Leonard Weisgard I grew up in northern Wisconsin I have no homesickness for long cold snowy nights, and this book does not help me get over it The text is pretty, but a little too sweet Too much of a flavor of insta classic Do children like this, or is it aimed at doting mothers If the cover I saw was the deer, I would not have chosen it I liked the implication of the boy s head amongst the trees, as if we were going to have a metaphor st [...]

    • Jane G Meyer said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      A lyrical lullaby, Once Upon a Northern Night would be a lovely story to read over and over again to a child during the early winter months The text reads as poetry, with vivid, child friendly imagery Once upon a norther nighta small,small mouse with big,big earsscurried along the deck,searching.Across the table,mounded with snowy whitelike vanilla ice cream,he ran,tunneling beneath the driftsto a midnight feast of seedsthat lay scatteredbeneath the bird feeder The muted illustrations give one a [...]

    • Eva Kelly said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      This one is my ALL TIME FAVORITE SNOW BOOK And it s a story like a poem, so you need to read it out loud to me I can read some of it out loud to myself, but poems work best when someone reads them TO you.I love all the animals, especially the mouse and the fox and those two squirrels up in the trees.And I didn t know that deers ate frozen apples I guess that makes sense, though, since they need to eat SOMETHING when it snows.Wow The best one EVER about snow

    • Kelly said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      This book by Canadian author, Jean E Pendziwol has endpapers in black with white silhouetted plants Perhaps they are catching the moonlight The front dust jacket labels this piece a lyrical poem I am impressed by simple color palette and dreamlike quality of the pictures The illustrations are large and mostly full bleed This is nighttime, wintertime, animal mischief at its best Meanwhile a child slumbers and wakes to a beautiful snowy masterpiece.

    • Jessica said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      The use of language in this book is exquisite This book transported me to Switzerland and log cabins and you just stare at this snow covered land in marvelous wonder The pictures were done and even the space of the words within the large white paces enhanced the beauty of the book.

    • Kathryn said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      A unique style of children s books with illustrations that depicts the poetry that each page shares A unique and delightful read.

    • Michael Fitzgerald said:
      Feb 25, 2020 - 00:45 AM

      Nice, restrained use of color and space.

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