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Uri Shulevitz; read by Sean Schemmel

Macmillan Young Listeners


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.

School Library Best Books of the Year, Golden Kite Award Winner, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Caldecott Honor Book, Booklist Editors' Choice, Charlotte Zolotow Award (Univ. of WI), BCCB Blue Ribbon Award, ALA Notable Children's Books, NYT Outstanding Books of the Year

Praise for Snow

“Pure enchantment from start to finish. Shulevitz uses text as spare as a December landscape to cast a spell of winter magic [and] works a bit of visual alchemy as the tale progresses.” —Starred, Publishers Weekly

“Outstanding . . . filled with humorous touches . . . Youngsters will joyfully join the boy in his winter-welcoming dance.” —Starred, School Library Journal


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Uri Shulevitz; read by Sean Schemmel

Uri Shulevitz is a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author. He has written and illustrated many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Medal-winner The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, written by Arthur Ransome. He has also earned three Caldecott Honors, for The Treasure, Snow, and How I Learned Geography.

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