Before Morning

Before Morning

Book - 2016
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There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child uses the power of words, in the form of an invocation, to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day -- a day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together.

In a spare text that reads as pure song and illustrations of astonishingly beautiful scratchboard art, Sidman and Krommes remind us that sometimes, if spoken from the heart, wishes really can come true.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
ISBN: 9780547979175
Branch Call Number: JP Sidma
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Krommes, Beth - Illustrator


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AL_ALYX Dec 10, 2016

Quiet text, busy illustrations, beautiful story.

Oct 11, 2016

This is a case, I think, of a perfect meeting of author and illustrator. Sidman's poem is perfectly complemented by Krommes' cozy, detailed illustrations, and I finished this book a) actually looking forward to winter, and b) wishing I lived inside the world portrayed in this book. In a few pages, Sidman and Kromme have created a beautiful tribute to slowing down.

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