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Snow is a 1998 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and a 1999 Caldecott Honor Book.

"It's snowing, said boy with dog.

"It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard.

No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.

Uri Shulevitz' playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations.

Uri Shulevitz is a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, on February 27, 1935. He began drawing at the age of three and, unlike many children, never stopped. The Warsaw blitz occurred when he was four years old, and the Shulevitz family fled. For eight years they were wanderers, arriving, eventually, in Paris in 1947. There Shulevitz developed an enthusiasm for French comic books, and soon he and a friend started making their own. At thirteen, Shulevitz won first prize in an all-elementary-school drawing competition in Paris's 20th district. In 1949, the family moved to Israel, where Shulevitz worked a variety of jobs: an apprentice at a rubber-stamp shop, a carpenter, and a dog-license clerk at Tel Aviv City Hall. He studied at the Teachers' Institute in Tel Aviv, where he took courses in literature, anatomy, and biology, and also studied at the Art Institute of Tel Aviv. At fifteen, he was the youngest to exhibit in a group drawing show at the Tel Aviv Museum. At 24 he moved to New York City, where he studied painting at Brooklyn Museum Art School and drew illustrations for a publisher of Hebrew books. One day while talking on the telephone, he noticed that his doodles had a fresh and spontaneous look—different from his previous illustrations. This discovery was the beginning of Uri's new approach to his illustrations for The Moon in My Room, his first book, published in 1963. Since then he was written and illustrated many celebrated children’s books. He won the Caldecott Medal for The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, written by Arthur Ransome. He has also earned three Caldecott Honors, for The TreasureSnow and How I Learned Geography. His other books include One Monday MorningDawnSo Sleepy Story, and many others. He also wrote the instructional guide Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books. He lives in New York City.

Paperback: 32 pages
Series: Sunburst Books
Publisher: Square Fish
Date Published: October 6, 2004
Audience: Ages 4-7
Subjects: Juvenile Fiction Science Nature Weather Family Multigenerational Concepts Seasons children s
EAN: 9780374468xxx
Physical Dimensions: 9.00" x 9.95"

Awards:

1999 Golden Kite Award
1998 BCCB Blue Ribbon Award winner
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year
1998 New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year
Caldecott Honor Book
1998 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Charlotte Zolotow Award (University of Wisconsin)
1999 American Library Association Notable Children's Books
1999 ALA Notable Children's Books long-listed
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award
American Library Association Notable Children's Books
New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year
1999 Charlotte Zolotow Award (University of Wisconsin)
Golden Kite Award
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year
1998 New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year
1998 The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year long-listed
1999 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Univ. of WI) winner
1998 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award
1999 Golden Kite Award Winner winner
1999 Caldecott Honor Book commendation
1998 NYT Outstanding Books of the Year long-listed
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year long-listed
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Charlotte Zolotow Award (University of Wisconsin)
1999 American Library Association Notable Children's Books
Caldecott Honor Book
1999 Golden Kite Award
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award
American Library Association Notable Children's Books
New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year
1999 Charlotte Zolotow Award (University of Wisconsin)
Booklist Editors' Choice long-listed
Golden Kite Award
School Library Best Books of the Year long-listed