Twelve Kinds of Ice

By OBED, Ellen Bryan

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ISBN
978-0-618-89129-0
Publisher
Houghton Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2012  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 3–6—The coming of winter in the rural north brings ice. The first ice "came on the sheep pails…a skim of ice so thin that it broke when we touched it." Gradually as the weather grows colder, the ice becomes field ice, "short-lived but glorious…," stream ice, black ice from "water shocked still by the cold before the snow." The ice and its activities continue until finally it becomes only f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2012

In this joyous set of prose poems we follow a family through a winter, from first ice to black ice (“water shocked still by the cold before the snow”) and from field ice to dream ice, enjoying, along the way, ice plucked from the top of a bucket (“we had seen it coming in the close, round moon”), a homemade hockey rink, a goofy dad’s ice c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2012

A tribute to the coldest months of the year that is filled with a remarkable amount of warmth. Ellen Bryan Obed’s vivid prose transports the reader to a magical snow globe of a world where the glory of nature and the simple joys of childhood take center stage. The first-person-plural narratio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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