No Two Snowflakes

That's all I know, Araba
I have tried to tell you the taste and smell of snow
its sound and touch
but words are not enough.
To know snow
you must hold it in your hand
feel it melt to pearls of water
until it is gone.

"What is snow?" Araba, a Ghanaian child, asks her Canadian pen pal. The response unfolds as a letter in poetry, rich in lyricism and in what author Sheree Fitch would call "lipslipperiness." Janet Wilson's glowing pastel illustrations revel in all the sensory experiences, the color, associated with the cold white stuff. Through the asking and the telling, two children reach halfway around the world and touch one another.

Illustrated by Janet Wilson
ISBN: 9781551432274
Orca Book Publishers

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