Seasons by Charlotte Zolotow
A Book of Poems (I Can Read Book 3)

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There is a special kind of quiet
every household knows
we hear it in our sleep
the first night it snows

In her first book written for beginning readers, Charlotte Zolotow's poetry evokes -- with her signature warmth and insight -- the highlights and emotions of a child's year. Erik Blegvad's drawings masterfully portray the scenes of nature, family, friendship, and solitude.

 

About Charlotte Zolotow

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Charlotte Zolotow, formerly Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro, was born June 26, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia. Formerly an editor and publisher with what is now known as HarperCollins, she is best-known for writing more than 90 children's books. Zolotow began attending the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1929. She studied Swiss child psychologist, Jean Piaget's, developmental theories and also studied writing. Zolotow states that her studies help her "unite" her interest in art, writing, and child development. In 1998, the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Education established the Charlotte Zolotow Award. The Charlotte Zolotow Award is an American literary award presented annually for outstanding picture book writing published in the United States in the preceding year. Zolotow has two children: writer, Crescent Dragonwagon and poker tournament chamption, Stephen Zolotow. She was formerly married to the late Maurice Zolotow. Erik Blegvad was born in Denmark and studied at the School oErik Blegvad was born in Denmark and studied at the School oErik Blegvad was born in Denmark and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. Mr. Blegvad has illustrated mof Applied Arts in Copenhagen. Mr. Blegvad has illustrated mof Applied Arts in Copenhagen. Mr. Blegvad has illustrated more than one hundred children's books, including "Twelve Talere than one hundred children's books, including "Twelve Talere than one hundred children's books, including "Twelve Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen, "Riddle Road" by Elizabeth Sps" by Hans Christian Andersen, "Riddle Road" by Elizabeth Sps" by Hans Christian Andersen, "Riddle Road" by Elizabeth Spires, "Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear!" by N. M. Bodecker, and "Seaires, "Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear!" by N. M. Bodecker, and "Seaires, "Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear!" by N. M. Bodecker, and "Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude" by Louise Borden. The Blegv Clocks: The Story of Longitude" by Louise Borden. The Blegv Clocks: The Story of Longitude" by Louise Borden. The Blegvads divide their time between England, France, and Wardsboroads divide their time between England, France, and Wardsboroads divide their time between England, France, and Wardsboro, Vermont. , Vermont. , Vermont.
 
Published March 1, 2002 by HarperCollins Publishers. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Zolotow filters each poem through the lens of a child's sense of wonder, as she describes a cat as "a furry purry lovely/ mystery" or the "special kind of quiet" that accompanies the first snow of the season.

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"Looking through this reassuring beginning reader is like taking a nostalgic stroll through a miniature Norman Rockwell painting," said PW in a starred

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