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The Big Snow


Author(s):Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Illustrator(s):Berta Hader
Elmer Hader
Publisher(s): The Macmillan Co.
Year Published: 1948
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Animal Fantasy
Age Range: Ages 5-7: Early Reader Books
Pages: 43
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
ISBN-10: 0027379108
ISBN-13: 9780027379105
OCLC: 941527748
Award(s): Caldecott Medal (1949)


The woodland animals were all getting ready for the winter. Geese flew south, rabbits and deer grew thick warm coats, and the raccoons and chipmunks lay down for a long winter nap. It was a sure sign that the big snow was on its way. The authors feature in this winter story.

This book is the Main Edition.