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Snow Doves
By (author): Nancy Hartry Illustrated by: Gabrielle Grimard
9781772601350 Hardcover, Picture book, Adhesive bound, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 6, Grade (CAN) from P - 1, Grade (US) from P - 1, Reading age from 5 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration North America Sep 15, 2020
$18.95 CAD
Active 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 in | 320 gr 32 pages Second Story Press
A wordless story of overcoming our fears and finding friendship.

Sami has just arrived in a new country. The snow piled up outside his window is a mysterious and, frankly, chilly surprise! Joy, his new neighbor, does not speak his language, but that does not stop them from communicating as Joy helps Sami overcome his fears. The two new friends get bundled up against the cold, and Sami discovers the magic of playing outside on a snowy day.

Nancy Hartry is the author of the successful picture books Hold On, McGinty! and Jocelyn and the Ballerina. Her novel Watching Jimmy won the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, and the Ontario Library Association’s Golden Oak Award. Nancy sits on the board of the CCBC and lives in Toronto.

Gabrielle Grimard uses various media to research and create the illustrations for a book, but her favorite aspect will always be color. She uses mainly watercolors, gouache and oil. She adds a touch of wooden pencil for the details. She has illustrated dozens of books and has been nominated for several awards. She lives near Sherbrooke, Quebec.



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- A wordless picture book captures the joys of playing in the snow through gorgeous illustrations by the award-winning Gabrielle Grimard.
- A book about adjusting to a new country that is very different from your old home, and how a new friend can make all the difference.
- The wordless picture book format has a great many fans, as it allows the “reader” to use their imagination and interpret the story and fill in the details as they like.
- Perfect for back to school, wintertime. Will resonate with anyone who is a new immigrant, who knows someone new to a place, or who was once new to a place – you can identify with Joy, or Sami, or both!
- Print and online advertising campaigns
- Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
- Extensive ARC distribution, advance e-galleys

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Welcome to the neighborhood! A heartwarming entry to a winter wonderland. - Kirkus Reviews

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