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Over and Under the Snow by [Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal]
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About the Author

Kate Messner lives on Lake Champlain with her family and loves skating on the frozen lake, reading by the fire, and cross-country skiing in the woods. She wrote the first draft of this book on a bumpy school bus, returning from a snowshoe field trip in the Adirondacks. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Marion Vannett Ridgway Book Award Winner: Illustration 2012

"Beautifully rendered" - The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

"Kate Messier... weaves a nature lesson" - USA Today

"Messner packs much information into the serene wintry landscape, beautifully captured in Neal's stunning retro-style illustrations." - The New York Times

"This book depicting beauty in nature is a gem... Anyone looking for a picture book that also teaches science will love this title" - Library Media Connecton, Starred Review

"Throughout the book, Neal's crisp, clean mixed-media illustrations cleverly provide above- and belowground views, and Messner's back material will educate children about the subnivean zone and animal adaptations" - School Library Journal

"Utterly charming, and informative, to boot." - Kirkus Reviews

"[A] lovely study of the ways animals spend the winter." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00ANC32UA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chronicle Books LLC; Illustrated edition (December 7, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 7, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7025 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 44 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Rainforest, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, The Next President, and How to Read a Story; novels that tackle real-world issues like Chirp, Breakout, All the Answers, and The Seventh Wish; high-interest nonfiction like Tracking Pythons and the History Smashers series; the Fergus and Zeke easy readers; and the popular Ranger in Time chapter books about a time-traveling search and rescue dog.

Kate’s titles are frequently selected for One School, One Book and One School/One Author programs and other community-wide reads. Her books have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. Her novel The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. won the E.B. White Read Aloud Medal, and her science picture books have been finalists for the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences/Subaru SB&F prize for excellence in science writing. In 2020, Kate was honored with New York’s Knickerbocker Award for creating a superior body of work supporting curriculum and educational goals.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Kate was a TV news reporter as well as a National Board Certified educator. She grew up in Medina, NY and graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Kate spent seven years working as a television news producer and reporter in Syracuse, NY and Burlington, VT before going back to school to earn a master’s degree in education for secondary-level English Language Arts. She taught middle school language arts for fifteen years before leaving the classroom to write full time but still spends much of her time in schools, working with kids as a visiting author.

Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and is trying to summit all 46 Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines. Learn more at her website: www.katemessner.com and follow her on Twitter @katemessner.

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