Winter Magic (Hardcover)

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Winter Magic (Hardcover)

By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)


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A heartwarming, rhyming picture book that rejoices in the seasonal beauty of winter by the award-winning creative team behind The Great Zombie Pumpkin Parade.

Discover the magic of winter in this heartwarming read-aloud full of cozy charm and beautiful artwork. Best enjoyed with a mug of hot cocoa in hand, this seasonal celebration captures a beloved time of year—from making snow angels and gingerbread houses to sledding and ice-skating, to lighting the menorah and decorating with holiday wreaths and trees. It's all inside this timeless gift book that brims with both seasonal and holiday cheer. Winter is special for all to experience and enjoy!
Robert Burleigh has written many award-winning children’s books, including The Great Zombie Pumpkin Parade!;Abraham Lincoln Comes Home;If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond;Edward Hopper Paints His World; Tiny Bird; and Hi, I'm Norman—all of which were illustrated by Wendell Minor. He divides his time between Wisconsin and Chicago.
Wendell Minor is the illustrator of award-winning picture books for children, including many collaborations with Robert Burleigh: The Great Zombie Pumpkin Parade, Abraham Lincoln Comes Home, If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond, Edward Hopper Paints His World, and Tiny Bird, as well as the New York Times bestselling Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin. Inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, he lives in Washington, Connecticut, and invites you to visit him on Instagram @wendellminorstudio and online at
Product Details ISBN: 9780316560498
ISBN-10: 0316560499
Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books
Publication Date: September 24th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
Praise for The Great Zombie Pumpkin Parade:

"Following a spread showing a sun-kissed pumpkin patch at dusk, this Halloween extravaganza from collaborators Burleigh and Minor presents a parade of comically ugly, jack-o’-lantern-headed zombies lumbering across its page…. Though language warns readers to 'beware, be wise!' the procession reads as more inviting accounting than genuine threat, especially as the parade winds down into a graveyard snooze." —Publishers Weekly

"In propulsive rhyming verse and spooky watercolor and gouache illustrations ('mixed with digital'), readers are introduced to the participants in a parade of zombies with jack-o'-lanterns for heads…. Burleigh and Minor’s latest collaboration is perfect for young readers who enjoy a bit of ‘shiver and quiver’ in their picture books."Horn Book

"Just scary enough to please those looking for a mild fright…. Burleigh brings out the silly side of the undead with rhymes…. Minor’s watercolor and gouache illustrations, which feature an emojilike range of zombie expressions, soften the spooky couplets…. A natural fit for Halloween-themed read alouds and activities."—School Library Journal

Praise for Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor: 

Awards and Honors 
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books of the Year Pick 
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 
CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI) 
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 
NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy 
NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies 
IL Prairie State Author of the Year 
NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 
Kansas State Reading Circle 

* "Kids will be mesmerized by this dynamic portrait of one of nature’s winged wonders." — Booklist, starred review on Tiny Bird 

* "Two masters of illustrated, brief biographies for young people enduring and inspiring book that will help kids to understand the why and how of an artist at work." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Edward Hopper Paints His World 

* "In many scenes, readers peer over Hopper's shoulder as he works, seeing what he sees. The accessible narrative then invites the audience to think more critically about the context in which Hopper created." — Publishers Weekly, starred review on Edward Hopper Paints His World 

"Poignantly imagines a father and son paying their respects on the prairie."

USA Today on Abraham Lincoln Comes Home