Over and Under the Snow

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Chronicle Books
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8.2 X 12.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Messner is a middle school teacher and the author of several books for young readers, including the Sea Monster series. She is the recipient of an E. B. White Read Aloud Award and she lives on Lake Champlain.

Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author who regularly contributes to the New York Times, The New Yorker, and creates book covers for various publishers. He has directed short animated videos for Kate Spade and Anthropologie and was awarded a medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work in motion graphics. He illustrated the acclaimed picture books Over and Under the Snow and Lifetime, both of which explore the natural world. Over and Under the Snow, with author Kate Messner, is praised for its "stunning retro-style illustrations" (New York Times), was a 2011 New York Times Editor's Choice, and won an E.B. White Honor Award in 2012. He contributed art to New York Times best seller Goodnight Songs, a collection of poems by the author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown. Neal's self-authored book debut, Everyone, is published by Candlewick Press. He exhibits drawings at galleries and speaks at events around the world. He currently works and lives in Brooklyn and teaches illustration at Pratt Institute.


"Utterly charming, and informative, to boot." - Kirkus Reviews
"Kate Messier... weaves a nature lesson" - USA Today
"Beautifully rendered" - The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
"[A] lovely study of the ways animals spend the winter." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Throughout the book, Neal's crisp, clean mixed-media illustrations cleverly provide above- and belowground views, and Messner's back material will educate children about the subnivean zone and animal adaptations" - School Library Journal
"Messner packs much information into the serene wintry landscape, beautifully captured in Neal's stunning retro-style illustrations." - The New York Times
"This book depicting beauty in nature is a gem... Anyone looking for a picture book that also teaches science will love this title" - Library Media Connecton, Starred Review
Marion Vannett Ridgway Book Award Winner: Illustration 2012
"This book depicting beauty in nature is a gem...Anyone looking for a picture book that also teaches science will love this title" - Library Media Connecton, Starred Review