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Starlit Somersault Downhill, A

Willard, Nancy/Jerry Pinkney

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ISBN 10: 0316941131 / ISBN 13: 9780316941136
Published by Little, Brown, Boston, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Non-Paginated. SIGNED BY NANCY WILLARD AND JERRY PINKNEY ON TITLE PAGE. 1st edition/1st printing. Full color illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. Not ex-library. A bright, clean copy. Record # 610253. Bookseller Inventory # 610253

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Title: Starlit Somersault Downhill, A

Publisher: Little, Brown, Boston

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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After a bear and a rabbit set up winter housekeeping together, the unlikely couple discovers that they are incompatible--the bear wants to spend the winter in hibernation, while the lively rabbit enjoys a fun-filled romp in the snow.

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As autumnal leaves fall from the trees a frolicsome rabbit receives a warning about the hardships of winter: " 'It is not wise,' the brown bear said, / 'to ask of snow your daily bread.' " He invites the rabbit to join him in sleep "till the hills go green and rivers run." After a devastating first frost, the rabbit accepts the bruin's hospitality. But as his hulking friend succumbs to a profound slumber, he tosses and turns until he reaches his own conclusions: " 'It is not wise for us, dear bear, / when snow combs silver from her hair-- / and stars are shears and hills are sheep, / it will not do to fall asleep.' " Willard's ( Pish Posh, Said Hieronymous Bosch ; A Visit to William Blake's Inn ) typically sophisticated language gains meaning through repeated readings, and her sonorous rhyming couplets impart liveliness to nature's sleeping season. Lavishly detailed, full-spread watercolors afford views of untidy woods and tousled fur--they bristle with energy even as they suggest the restlessness youngsters may experience in the deep of night, wide awake and alone. Capping Pinkney's sumptuous display is a foldout on the final spread, where the rabbit, presented on a grand scale, leaps climactically and gloriously. Ages 4-8.
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