In the Middle of Fall

by Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek

On Sale: 09/03/2019

In the Middle of Fall

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In the Middle of Fall

by Kevin Henkes

illustrated by Laura Dronzek

On Sale: 09/03/2019

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“This exquisite picture book will inspire youngsters to get outdoors and observe the world around them.”—School Library Journal (starred review)

From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of When Spring Comes, Winter Is Here, and Summer Song, this beautiful paperback edition of In the Middle of Fall is perfect for the very youngest readers. Watch the world transform when fall comes!

In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange. Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes’s memorable text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.

In a starred review, Kirkus called In the Middle of Fall, “A touching portrait of the fall season from two superb artists.”

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Critical Praise

★ “Author-illustrator duo Henkes and Dronzek extol the quiet splendors of autumn in this lyrical, exquisite complement to their previous seasonal outing. Henkes’ text masterfully raises and stirs moods and sensations in pieces. A touching portrait of the fall season from two superb artists.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★ “From the husband-and-wife team behind When Spring Comes comes another stirring picture book about the changing seasons. Masterfully conceived and executed, this perfectly captures the sights and feelings many children experience during the transition from fall to winter.” - Booklist (starred review)

★ “Henkes and Dronzek’s latest offering stands on its own as a quietly joyful paean to autumn. Closing endpapers decorated with lacy snowflakes put the final touch on this gorgeous offering. A picture book to fall for.”   - Horn Book (starred review)

★ “Poetic text and lush-hued acrylic paintings depict a rural setting fully turned to autumn. Delightful details and sensory-rich images pack the pages. A must-have for autumn storytimes and investigations, this exquisite picture book will inspire youngsters to get outdoors and observe the world around them.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

“In the evocative companion to When Spring Comes, spouses Dronzek and Henkes praise the beauty of fall in full swing. It’s a rich homage to the season—both its blazing colors and the signs of coming winter darkness.”  - Publishers Weekly

“Henkes’s gentle but vivid text has a cozy rhythm that makes this a lulling and evocative readaloud. Dronzek’s full-bleed acrylic illustrations lean on autumnal russets and oranges, using the changing colors of the sky as it moves from slate to cyan for vibrant contrast. Lovely.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062747242
  • ISBN 10: 006274724X
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 09/03/2019
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Senses & Sensation

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