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The snowflake sisters, J. Patrick Lewis ; illustrated by Lisa Desimini

Label
The snowflake sisters
Title
The snowflake sisters
Statement of responsibility
J. Patrick Lewis ; illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two snowflakes named Crystal and Ivory travel on Santa's sleigh and make their way through the wintry sky until they become part of a snowboy in Central Park
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 2. Lewis’ clever poetic text about two snowflake sisters, one wearing fleece, one in lace, could have gone several different ways, depending on the artwork. Happily, it’s hard to imagine anything more engaging than Desimini’s collage art, which delightfully catches the wordplay. Crystal and Ivory, nonidentical twins, sweep down from a gossamer cloud and tag along on Santa’s sleigh, eventually finding themselves in Manhattan, where they celebrate New Year’s. But Midtown is a good place to get squished if you’re a snowflake, so the sisters ride the wind to Central Park, where they land on a snowman, remaining until the inevitable springtime melt. There are so many terrific artistic touches here, including the Empire State Building created from a transit map, and the sisters themselves, so tiny in some spreads, they will be an entertaining challenge to find. Another delightful pairing of Lewis and Desimini’s considerable talents. -- Ilene Cooper (BookList, 11-15-2003, p601)
  • K-Gr 2 –Although the Snowflake Sisters hitch a ride on Santa's sleigh early in their journey and observe him delivering presents, this story is more about the cycle of snow and winter than Christmas per se. The setting is New York City, captured through witty collage illustrations that make use of such materials as rice paper, maps, newsprint, and Scrabble letters. Lewis's elegant and fluid rhymed text offers surprises on every page, and the inevitable ending–brought about by "the splendor-ender, Spring"–gives promise of rebirth and renewal. A prime read-aloud choice for storytimes or one-on-one sharing.–Susan Patron, Los Angeles Public Library --Susan Patron (Reviewed October 1, 2003) (School Library Journal, vol 49, issue 10, p65)
  • Two snowflakes—along with "seven billion four / Hundred million, maybe more"—twirl a dance down night skies, hitch a ride on Santa's sleigh, reach Times Square just in time to see the Ball drop, then flutter off across recognizable New York scenes to Central Park, to spend the rest of the winter on a welcoming snow-lad. Desimini matches Lewis's sprightly verse with equally exuberant collages made from fragments of printed ads, cut paper, and bits of fluff and tissue. Though "the splendor-ender, Spring" brings an end to the gaiety, it is but a temporary halt, for "Winter called out cold and clear, / 'I'll bring you back again . . . next year!' " Never has the snowy season been celebrated with more joie de vivre. (Picture book. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2003)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
127066
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, J. Patrick
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Desimini, Lisa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus
  • Snow
  • Snowflakes
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Christmas
  • Snow
  • Snowflakes
  • Snow
  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
primary
Label
The snowflake sisters, J. Patrick Lewis ; illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Anne Schwartz book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
465753
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689850295
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2002006138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780689850295
  • (OCoLC)49664346
Label
The snowflake sisters, J. Patrick Lewis ; illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Anne Schwartz book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
465753
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689850295
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2002006138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780689850295
  • (OCoLC)49664346

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