Winter, Awake!

Winter, Awake!
Linda Kroll By (author)
Ruth Lieberherr Illustrated by
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11.0 X 8.5 in
32 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons


The coming of Winter plays an important role in the cycle of nature. In this delightfully illustrated story, young children can find that for “every thing there is a season.”

Winter, Awake! tells what happens one year when Winter will not wake. The tired trees need to rest. Their fallen leaves have made a leafy blanket for the sleeping seeds. All the woodland creatures try to tell Winter their work is done. They scold and mock and urge, but Winter will not wake, until, at last, the round red ladybug in her small, soft voice whispers something gently in his ear—and mighty Winter wakes!

(Ages 5–7 years)

Author Bio

Linda Kroll has a broad range of experience with children, literature and education. She has been a storyteller, an elementary school tutor and a high school and college instructor. She has degrees in education, comparative literature and German.

Ruth Lieberherr has exhibited her paintings at M.I.T., Princeton University, and Northeastern University, as well as museums and galleries in the United States, France, and her native Switzerland. Her works are found in many private collections. She has also illustrated and written The Caterpillar and the Butterfly (Saentis Verlag, Switzerland).