Summary

Award-winning illustrator Barbara McClintock renders Ellen Obed's timeless text in a wintery scape for young readers. Warm icy hands on this fine winter read.



This is a joyful, spirited gem of a book, as bracing and glorious as a perfect stretch of ice. Newbery Honor author Joyce Sidman

With the first ice a skim on a sheep pail so thin it breaks when touched one family s winter begins in earnest. Next comes ice like panes of glass. And eventually, skating ice Take a literary skate over field ice and streambed, through sleeping orchards and beyond. The first ice, the second ice, the third ice . . . perfect ice . . . the last ice . . . Twelve kinds of ice are carved into twenty nostalgic vignettes, illustrated in elegantly scratched detail by the award-winning Barbara McClintock."