Cover image for Snow / Walter de la Mare ; illustrated by Carolina Rabei.
Title:
Snow / Walter de la Mare ; illustrated by Carolina Rabei.
ISBN:
9780571312191

9780571305575
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London : Faber and Faber, 2014.

©2014
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1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 25 cm
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No breath of wind No gleam of sun Still the white snow Whirls softly down. As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putting out a plate of mince pies. Outside, the world turns to white.
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Summary

Summary

'No breath of wind,
No gleam of sun
Still the white snow
Whirls softly down'

As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas - decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putting out a plate of mince pies...

Outside, the world turns to white.


Author Notes

Born in a Kent village, Walter de la Mare was born on April 25, 1873. He was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children and for his poem "The Listeners". His 1921 novel Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and his post-war Collected Stories for Children won the 1947 Carnegie Medal for British children's books.

De la Mare's first book, Songs of Childhood, was published under the name Walter Ramal. He worked in the statistics department of the London office of Standard Oil for eighteen years to support his family, but nevertheless found time to write. De la Mare suffered from a coronary thrombosis in 1947 and died of another in 1956. His ashes are buried in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, where he had once been a choirboy.

(Bowker Author Biography) Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was a poet, novelist, & anthologist. The recipient of numerous awards, he held honorary degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, & several other universities.

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'No breath of wind, No gleam of sun Still the white snow Whirls softly down' As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas - decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putting out a plate of mince pies... Outside, the world turns to white. Excerpted from Snow by Walter de la Mare All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.