Now It Is Summer

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Eerdmans Young Readers, Jan 11, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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As a young mouse eagerly looks forward to everything that autumn will bring friends at school, fallen leaves to play in, pumpkins to carve his mother gently encourages him to join in all the summery joys that surround him right now dancing fireflies, sunny beaches, peaches fresh from the orchard. In this delightful tale, a follow-up to her book Now It Is Winter, Eileen Spinelli reminds readers of all ages that they can be content in the moment and find happiness wherever they are. Children are sure to love Mary Newell DePalma's soft and whimsical paintings of mice celebrating summer.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

In this text, a young mouse is obsessed with the coming of autumn. Meanwhile, his mother continually reassures him that it is coming but also advises him to enjoy the splendor of summer while it's ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Reprising the theme of Now It Is Winter (2004) this companion volume is likewise (as Kirkus wrote at the time) "a gentle paean to living in the now." Constructed as a back-and-forth between a young ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Eileen Spinelli s love of books began at age five, during her first visit to the local public library. I climbed up the steps to the children s room on the second floor and into a wonderland! Books everywhere . . . I didn t know which book to grab first, she explains. It made no difference to me that I couldn t read. After that, young Eileen visited the library every Saturday with her mother. After a few years of library visits, she knew she wanted to become a writer. Eileen is the author of over thirty-five picture books and novels, including Something to Tell the Grandcows (Eerdmans) and When Mama Comes Home Tonight (Simon and Schuster). She and Mary Newell DePalma collaborated on the book Now It Is Winter (Eerdmans), which was named a Bank Street College Best Children s Book. Eileen lives in Pennsylvania.

Mary Newell DePalma has written and illustrated several books for children, including The Strange Egg (Houghton Mifflin) and A Grand Old Tree (Scholastic), which received the IRA/CBC Children s Choice award. Mary lives in Massachusetts.

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