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The Snow Knows

Written by Jennifer McGrath. Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

This gentle, seek-and-find picture book explores the secret hiding places of wild animals in the winter woods. WINNER of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Prize and the Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing. Available in hardcover and paperback. Nimbus Publishing 2017

Winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award


“The Snow Knows reveals what Robert Frost might have seen had he entered those lovely, dark and deep woods on that snowy evening…McGrath's text is a lulling chant, a seemingly simple poem with wordplay that includes onomatopoeia; end, slant and internal rhymes and alliteration.”

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“A perfect primer for winter, this dreamy and ethereal book captures the magic and mystery of nature in a frigid sylvan slumber. McGrath’s writing is sparse and elegant, effortlessly engaging young readers.”

Our Children Magazine

“Young readers will enjoy return visits to this quiet book with its invitation to imagine the lives and activities of outdoor creatures in winter. Perhaps a good bedtime story, it will leave them with a sense of wonder about the natural world. Highly Recommended.”

CM Magazine

“Jennifer McGrath’s words propel the reader through this winter wilderness, as if witness to a quiet and secretive world outside, one in which all is not said, but much is known.”

CanLit for Little Canadians

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