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Harry waited and waited for the snow to come. And, when it finally fell, it fell so lightly, it was just barely there. But, Harry went out anyway, and carefully scooped out enough to make a small, small snow king. But, when he went inside for lunch, his snow king disappeared! Who took it? Harry asked everyone--but no one had seen his snow king. There was only one hope: the Snow King had gone to order more snow. And, the next morning, when Harry looked out his window, he saw something amazing...
"...captures the wonder and delight generated by winter's first major snow."--School Library Journal
"...so credible and appealing."--Booklist
"A..fantasy... with great charm, not the least of which are Reynold's poignant illustrations...A truly pleasing story..."--Kirkus Reviews
Now in a great new "stocking-stuffer" size--the perfect gift for Santa to bring all children, naughty and nice!
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Ian Whybrow is best known for his Harry books. He has written five story books as well as some novelty titles. Another of Ian's popular characters is Little Wolf. Ian lives in Harrow, Middlesex. Adrian Reynolds has worked on over 20 picture books including the wonderful Harry stories and four adventures featuring Pete and Polo. Adrian lives in Glamorgan.From Kirkus Reviews:
A sidelong fantasy from Whybrow with great charm, not the least of which are Reynolds's poignant illustrations of a boy, the first snowfall, and the tiny snow king he creates. Harry has been waiting for the season's first snow; when it comes, it's quite modest, so Harry hunts and gathers enough snow (scraping leaves, gathering a stray drift) to make a foot-tall snow king, decked out with holly berries and a crown of autumn-crisp leaves. Harry's older sister, Sam chides him, dismissing the small pile of snow that Harry is carrying around on a plate. After lunch, when Harry goes outside, the snow king has disappearedkidnapped in Harry's eyes, although readers will guess that the snow has melted. Harry suspects Sam of foul play, but she has been parked in front of the television. Mr. Oakley, driving by later on his tractor, suggests that the snow king might have gone to order more snow. The next day Harry awakens to plenty of snow and a whole community of big and small snowpeople; Mr. Oakley presents evidence (berries and the crown of leaves) that the snow king was party to the proceedings. Harry gets the first tractor tow of the winter on his sled; Sam is too busy with the television. A truly pleasing story, with Harry and Sam's everyday contentiousness tempering the half-oblique magical elements. Reynolds's illustrations recall the works of Charlotte Voake and Bob Graham, with the tilt of a head or dash of an eyebrow conveying weighty emotions indeed. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-1862331596
Book Description Gullane Children's Books, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1862331596
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-1862331596