Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

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Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow. Discover the wonder and activity that lies beneath winter s snowy landscape in this magical book. Plus, this is fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.

About Kate Messner

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Kate Messner is a former middle-school English teacher and the author of E. B.White Read Aloud Award-winner The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., Sugar and Ice, Eye of the Storm, Capture the Flag, the Marty McGuire chapter book series, and two picture books, Seamonster’s First Day and Over and Under the Snow. She lives on Lake Champlain with her husband and two kids. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves hiking, kayaking, biking, and watching thunderstorms over the lake. www.katemessner.com
Published December 7, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 44 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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readers brought up on a diet of rhymes, bright colors and adorable fluffy animals will find its simple beauty a balm.

Sep 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Over and Under the Snow

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The rhythm of the girl’s discoveries balances thoughtful discovery with moments of muted excitement, as when she skis downhill, then watches a fox pounce on a mouse (“His paws scratch away to find the mouse he heard scritch-scritch-scratching along underneath”).

Oct 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Over and Under the Snow

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PreS-Gr 4—Messner's charming tale tells the story of what goes on under the snow while a young girl is cross-country skiing. A variety of animals, including voles, bees, red foxes, and bears, are noted on her trek. Laura Knight Keating voices the story, embracing the child's delight at the secret...

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