Snow by Walter de la Mare, Carolina Rabei

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

Outside, the world turns to white and three children and a dog build a snowman, throw snowballs and explore the frozen expanses.

"Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal"--Front cover.
"First published in the UK in 2014"--Back cover.


"This text was first published as the poem Snow in Walter de la Mare's Peacock Pie poetry collection in 1924"--Back cover.


"Walter de la Mare's quiet poem, Snow, about the emptiness of a white landscape, has contrasting illustrations by Carolina Rabei full of the busyness of Christmas, depicted in nostalgic screen prints with a limited, muted palette. The storytelling is in the pictures, the words a background, like snow falling outside a festive room. "-- Sunday Times


Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Prize, la Mare's classic poem is revisited in two stunning formats--each illustrated by Rabei--that celebrate the wonder of snow: a wordless board book and a classic picture book featuring silver foil on the cover. Full color.


Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems he soon established a wide popular reputation with volumes like The Listeners. He wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913) is now considered a twentieth-century classic.

Ever since she was very small, Carolina Rabei loved drawing. She has dedicated eight years of her life to the study of Fine Art, attaining a BA in Graphic Design in Moldova and then achieving a distinction in Children's Book Illustration at the prestigious Cambridge School of Art in 2015. Her first book, Snow, was was nominated for the esteemed Kate Greenaway Medal.

0.7" H x 6.3" L x 6.4" W

16 pages

board book4.77