Through the North Pole Snow

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Candlewick Press (MA)
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9.84 X 10.71 X 0.47 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Polly Faber is the author of All Through the Night, illustrated by Harriet Hobday, Building a Home, illustrated by Klas Fahlén, Pony on the Twelfth Floor, illustrated by Sarah Jennings, and Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig, illustrated by Clara Vulliamy. She lives in London.

Richard Jones is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko and Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins. He lives in England.
In this quiet tale envisioning Santa's off-season, a hungry little white fox in search of something tasty finds a special new friend at the North Pole. . . . Faber's evocative text invites readers into the fox's discovery of the man's true identity, while Jones's textured, mixed-media artwork fills in details, depicting Santa's peaceful lifestyle amid a crisp rugged landscape and a rustic house where a lap fox feels right at home.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

This foxy spin on a beloved Christmas character will put readers in the holiday mood. . . . This quiet, Santa-centric story is original, and holiday-minded readers will appreciate the unique angle. . . . As delightful and sweet as a candy cane.
--Kirkus Reviews

A lovely tale whose mixed-media illustrations and quiet, wondrous tone bring to mind Eric Carle's Dream Snow and Jan Brett's holiday tales. . . . Richard Jones' exquisite illustrations underscore the subdued nature of this tale. . . Families feeling overwhelmed by seasonal excess will find Through the North Pole Snow a welcome respite.

While searching for food in the snow, a white fox is rescued by a kindly man. . . Faber's soothing narrative recounts the fox's year watching its host create toys he then matches with letters that fall from the sky. . . Jones's textured mixed-media illustrations beautifully contrast the bold hues of cold winter nights and the pastel warmth inside the fox's new North Pole home.
--The Horn Book

The cozy picture book ends with a lovely scene of a happier Santa and the fox, both cheerfully content with their new arrangement at home. . . . A beautifully illustrated holiday picture book for people looking for a unique Christmas story.
--School Library Journal

Small children looking forward to Christmas will find characters to love in 'Through the North Pole Snow, ' a picture book written by Polly Faber and illustrated by Richard Jones. . . . Unlike the reader, the fox doesn't know who he's living with until the final pages, a deferred realization that adds sweetness to this Yuletide tale for children ages 3-6.
--The Wall Street Journal