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Children's Fiction Imagination & Play


by (author) Joan Clark

illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

translated by Catherine Ego

Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2020
Imagination & Play, Weather
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2020
    List Price

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La neige tombe pendant toute une journée, une semaine, un mois! Peu à peu, elle recouvre l’univers de Sammy. Il grimpe alors au sommet des

montagnes qu’elle forme et imagine ce qui se cache en dessous : une ourse noire et ses petits, des baleines et des phoques, et même des elfes

mineurs creusant la terre pour y trouver émeraudes et rubis! Mais le temps se réchauffe et la neige commence à fondre.


Ce livre tout simple et délicieusement fantaisiste est une ode à la magie de l’hiver dans les climats nordiques.

About the authors

Joan Clark is one of Canada's most distinguished writers. She was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, grew up in Sydney Mines and in Sussex, New Brunswick, and lived for twenty years in Alberta. There, she began her literary career as a children's author and, with Edna Alford, founded Dandelion, Alberta's first literary magazine. Since the mid-1980s, she has made her home in St. John's, Newfoundland. In 1991, Clark received the prestigious Marian Engel Award. In addition to Swimming Toward the Light, she is the author of three novels. The first, The Victory of Geraldine Gull, won the Canadian Authors' Association Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Governor General's Award and the Books in Canada First Novel Award. Eriksdotter was a fictional account of the voyage to Finland led by Freydis, daughter of Erik the Red. Her most recent novel, Latitudes of Melt, is a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada region, and is a recent nominee for the international IMPAC Award.

Joan Clark's profile page

Kady MacDonald Denton has illustrated more than forty picture books, including the New York Times bestseller A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, and A SECOND IS A HICCUP by Hazel Hutchins. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Please visit her website at

Kady MacDonald Denton's profile page

Catherine Ego's profile page


  • Winner, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award
  • Commended, Bank Street College Children's Library Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • Short-listed, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Long-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow Award

Editorial Reviews

…une magnifique collaboration, légère et délicate comme un flocon de neige…

Quill & Quire

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