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Snook Alone

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Snook Alone
Written by Marilyn Nelson
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ISBN-13: 9780763661205
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Snook Alone

author: Marilyn Nelson
illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering

Abba Jacob is a monk who lives on a faraway island with his loyal terrier, Snook. Every day, from the wee hours of dawn till the sun sets over the sea, Snook keeps Abba Jacob company. But when the two are separated by a ferocious storm, Snook must learn to fend for himself in the wild, alone in a world of fierceness and wonder. Will he ever again hear the loving voice that he waits for? Lyrically told by poet Marilyn Nelson and beautifully illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering, this moving tale of friendship lost and found is a story of faith against all odds.

"Nelson writes with extraordinary sensitivity. . . . Ering’s brilliantly drafted artwork sweeps. . . . Triumphant." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 7 7/8" x 11"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Animals; Social Themes; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Marilyn Nelson is the author of many acclaimed books for young people and adults, including Carver: A Life in Poems, a Newbery Honor book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and A Wreath for Emmett Till, a Printz Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She also translated The Ladder, a picture book by Halfdan Rasmussen. She lives in East Haddam, Connecticut.
illustrator’s comments:
Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo and Finn Throws a Fit! by David Elliott. He is also the author-illustrator of The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone and Necks Out for Adventure! He lives in Massachusetts.
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