The Jacket I Wear in the Snow (Mulberry Big Book)

3.78 avg rating
( 586 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780688127718: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow (Mulberry Big Book)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

In Her Own Words...

"My earliest memories are of my mother reading aloud. A lot of characters from books were real to me, as our family ritual included bedtime stories for me and chapters from longer books for the older children.

"I wanted to read for myself, so I often lay on the kitchen floor while my mother worked and I 'read' to her from memory. Soon I realized I could tell the story more exactly if I looked carefully at the words on the page. Spelling aloud the words I couldn't figure out, I worked my way through enough stories to satisfy me until our nightly reading session.

"I was eager to start kindergarten, and the day finally came when I walked the mile from our small farm in the western part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to a one-room school. I watched eagerly as the teacher gave each child a stack of books. When she gave me only one, I was disappointed, but I turned it sideways and read the parts that said 'To the Teacher.' Then I carefully followed the directions. When my teacher said she wanted to talk to my mother, I thought I was in trouble, but it turned out she thought I should work with the first graders. That made me happy because they each had more than one book.

"My love of reading continued. In sixth grade I went to the 'big' school in town. The school had a room with one whole wall filled with books. Immediately, I decided to read every book in that library. A story I wrote was chosen for our school newspaper. I enjoyed people telling me they liked 'My Life as a Pencil.'

"In high school I won some essay contests, so I thought of a career in journalism. But I became a teacher instead so I could continue reading wonderful books for children. I encouraged my students to write, and sometimes I shared my writing with them.

"While planning one assignment for my students, I played with the pattern of the nursery rhyme 'The House That Jack Built.' My students laughed in the right places, and friends encouraged me to send my rhyme to an editor. It took a lot of courage to do that, but I sent it to Greenwillow. The editor-in-chief, Susan Hirschman, liked my rhyme, and chose Nancy Winslow Parker to illustrate it. Nancy drew little pictures to replace some of the words. The result was The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, the first in our series of rhyme-and-rebus books.

"Usually I start with a topic and decide how the story should end. Then I write little snippets of rhyme and, like putting a puzzle together, figure out how each part connects to another. Before I finish, the story changes many times.

"Sometimes when I read my books to children, one of them says, 'Read it again.' I think that's the best reward a writer can have."

Review:

"Jaunty and appealing."--" Booklist"One of the best of the current predictable books."--" Teaching PreK-8

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780688045876: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0688045871 ISBN 13:  9780688045876
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 1994
Softcover

9780688080280: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Greenw..., 1989
Hardcover

9780590726139: Jacket I Wear in the Snow (Big Book)

Schola..., 1992
Softcover

9780590439459: The Jacket I Wear In The Snow

Schola..., 1990
Staple Bound

9780328117826: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Scott ..., 2005
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Neitzel, Shirley
Published by Mulberry Books (1997)
ISBN 10: 0688127711 ISBN 13: 9780688127718
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mulberry Books, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110688127711

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Shirley Neitzel
Published by Mulberry Books (1997)
ISBN 10: 0688127711 ISBN 13: 9780688127718
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mulberry Books, 1997. Condition: New. Nancy Winslow Parker (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0688127711

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 215.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds