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The Happy Day
Contributor(s): Krauss, Ruth (Author), Simont, Marc (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0060233966     ISBN-13: 9780060233969
Publisher: HarperCollins
OUR PRICE: $17.00  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 1949
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Annotation: Snow is falling. All the animals are fast asleep in their animal homes. Slowly they awake. They open their eyes and sniff. They run. And in the middle of the forest they find a bright yellow flower growing in the snow--and they dance and laugh with joy at this first sign of spring.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Science & Nature - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - General
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 49010568
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 320(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.35" H x 8.86" W x 11.98" (0.81 lbs) 36 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - Hispanic
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 39910
Reading Level: 1.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
The woodland animals awake from their deep winter's sleep to discover the first sign of spring'a flower blooming in the snow.

1950 Caldecott Honor Book


Contributor Bio(s): Krauss, Ruth: -

Ruth Krauss was one of the most widely celebrated children's book authors of all time. Her long list of award-winning books includes The Carrot Seed, The Happy Day, A Hole Is to Dig, Open House for Butterflies, A Very Special House, and many others. Her books continue to be read and cherished by children throughout the world.

Simont, Marc: -

Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest teacher.

When he was nineteen, Mr. Simont settled in America permanently, determined to support himself as an artist. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, Mr. Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree is Nice, by Janice May Udry.

Internationally acclaimed for its grace, humor, and beauty, Marc Simont's art is in collections as far afield at the Kijo Picture Book Museum in Japan, but the honor he holds most dear is having been chosen as the 1997 Illustrator of the Year in his native Catalonia. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Marc Simont's most recent book is The Stray Dog.


 
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