“This is a joyful, spirited gem of a book, as bracing and glorious as a perfect stretch of ice.” –Newbery Honor author Joyce Sidman
With the first ice—a skim on a sheep pail so thin it breaks when touched—one family’s winter begins in earnest. Next comes ice like panes of glass. And eventually, skating ice! Take a literary skate over field ice and streambed, through sleeping orchards and beyond. The first ice, the second ice, the third ice . . . perfect ice . . . the last ice . . . Twelve kinds of ice are carved into twenty nostalgic vignettes, illustrated in elegantly scratched detail by the award-winning Barbara McClintock.
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children, bundled in woolly layers, imagine themselves Olympic figure skaters and twirl to the sound of âJohn Philip Sousa marches, Strauss waltzes, Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals.â This quaint volume could have been written 60 years ago, alongside One Morning in Maine and The Little Island.Oct 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Twelve Kinds of Ice
I may have grown up in the South – where snow is rare, where just a few flakes can close down schools and send everyone scrambling at the grocery stores, and where I’ve only seen approximately one-point-five kinds of ice – but I can still appreciate the beauty of Ellen Bryan Obed’s Twelve Kinds o...Nov 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Twelve Kinds of Ice
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