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Little Snowshoe

by (author) Ellen Obed Bryan

Publisher
Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 1983
Category
General, Rabbits
Recommended Age
4 to 6
Recommended Grade
2 to 4
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780919519299
    Publish Date
    Jan 1983
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

Little Snowshoe is an easy-to-read book, which bases its storyline on the camouflage ability of the snowshoe rabbit. Set in the Arctic, the story unfolds with Little Snowshoe looking for his mother. Against the whiteness of the snow he is continually fooled by other objects that he mistakes for her. Finally, exhausted from his search, he falls asleep to be awakened by his mother who has found him.

About the author

Labrador is the setting for most of the fantasy, poetry, and natural history of children's writer, Ellen Bryan Obed. Borrowed Black - A Labrador Fantasy has been translated into seven languages and appeared in thirteen different editions including a 25th anniversary edition in 2005. Her poetry has appeared in Chickadee magazine and on city buses as part of the project Metroverse. Obed spent ten years (and many more summers) in Labrador where she taught school, researched the flora, and raised three children. She presently lives with her husband in the company of fields and woods in, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, where she writes on subjects of natural history and the north.

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Librarian Reviews

Little Snowshoe

Set in the Arctic, this charming, beautifully illustrated story unfolds with Little Snowshoe looking for his mother. Against the whiteness of the snow he is continually fooled by other objects that he mistakes for her. Finally, exhausted from his search, he falls asleep to be awakened by his mother who has found him. Little Snowshoe is an easy-to-read book, which bases its story line on the camouflage ability of the snowshoe rabbit.

The repetitious pattern of this story makes it appropriate for read aloud, let’s read together, or you read to me experiences. A lovely story to share about parent/child bonding. A special feature of this 30th anniversary edition is two pages of information about The Arctic Hare and a glossary of terms connected to the topic. Suggested activities for illustrating, sequencing and learning about predators are also outlined at the back of the book.

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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