When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan

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Where oh where do the leaves all go when winter comes and the cold winds blow?

What happens to fish, flowers, field mice, and other living things when ponds freeze and the air turns blustery? Walk with a curious child and his parents as winter's first snow falls and find out....

About Nancy Van Laan

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Nancy Van Laan has written many books perfect for reading aloud, including So Say the Little Monkeys; Little Fish, Lost; With a Whoop and a Holler, an American Library Association Notable Book; and the 1990 Parents' Choice Award winner, Possum Come a-Knockin'. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Susan Gaber has illustrated a number of picture books, including When Winter Comes, The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, and The Very First Thanksgiving Day. She lives with her family in Huntington, New York.
Published October 1, 2000 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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"Where oh where does everything go when winter comes and the cold winds blow?"

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Caterpillars, for instance, retreat ""Inside their cocoons,/ so tightly wound,/ waiting for spring/ to bring green to the ground."" Even the family's red-cheeked child has a cozy haven from the ever-deepening snow in ""a warm, warm bed/ .../ snuggling deep, fast asleep."" Gaber (Pierre's Dream) u...

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