Walter de la Mare
Illustrated by Carolina Rabei

Walter de la Mare’s classic poem is revisited in a stunning fashion in this picture book that celebrates the wonder of snow.

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‘No breath of wind,
No gleam of sun
Still the white snow
Whirls softly down’

As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas – decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putting out a plate of mince pies…

Outside, the world turns to white.

Critic Reviews

A beautiful, calming read with charming illustrations by Caroline Rabei - the perfect bed time story for winter!

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One for sharing under a warm blanket

Baby London
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The lyrical poem evokes the snow and everything associated with it making it a perfect book to capture the special qualities of the season. And very peaceful, too.

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Walter de la Mare's evocatively wintery poem is brought to new life by the simple, warm illustrations of Carolina Rabei, as a family prepares for Christmas and the world around them turns white.

Little London
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The gorgeous illustrations conjure up a magical Christmas landscape and skillfully interpret this evocative poem which celebrates the beauty and wonder of snow. A lovely book to share at bedtime

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Rabei's illustrations are very warming and full of detail - perfect to pore over on a cold, wintry day.

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Walterde la Mare

Walter de la Mare (1873–1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. From 1890 to 1908, he worked in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. For the rest of his long life, he was a full-time writer. De la Mare’s first collection of poetry, Songs of Childhood, was published under pseudonym in 1902. With the publication of The…

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