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Goodbye, Geese

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As the days grow colder and the nights grow longer, a father and child bid farewell to the passing autumn and discover together the mysteries winter has in store. Carlstrom's lyrical text captures the magic of the changing seasons, and Caldecott Medal-winner Ed Young's pastel illustrations cast a misty glow in this special book. Full color.
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Published November 1992 by Scholastic (first published October 31st 1991)
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Jennifer
This was a simple book. I liked it. It is a good example of personification because they describe winter as a girl and talk about her ears, hands, etc. I would read this during the end of the fall when the geese migrate south for the winter. The text is designed for young children, but it would be a nice mentor text for older children. I like the illustrations.

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bo...
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Genre
Bedtime Stories
Theme/Subject
Feelings and Emotions
Winter Theme
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Alexandria Hiam
Beautiful and poetic picture book. A little girl is asking her father about winter, "Does winter have a voice?" The father replies, "Yes and her song is as clean as the new snow." She goes on to ask about winter's eyes, arms and hearing. Her father replies with words of imagery that are additionally reflected in the illustrations. This picture book is appropriate for students in grades PreS to grade 2.
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Beautiful and poetic picture book. A little girl is asking her father about winter, "Does winter have a voice?" The father replies, "Yes and her song is as clean as the new snow." She goes on to ask about winter's eyes, arms and hearing. Her father replies with words of imagery that are additionally reflected in the illustrations. This picture book is appropriate for students in grades PreS to grade 2.
Colin
Jul 13, 2013 Colin rated it liked it
This is a non fiction seasonal book. The book reads pretty quickly, so it would be a good book to use to begin a lesson plan with. Do not let the title fool you, the book does not focus on geese, the book is mainly about winter. The book is full of metaphors, in fact each page is a metaphor, for exapmle, "Does winter have eyes?. Yes she has an icy stare that freezes the rivers and ponds. When winter comes, she will shade this place with darkness." I would use this book to model metaphors in olde ...more
Joolissa
Jan 02, 2015 Joolissa rated it it was amazing
Beautiful! This tale pulls you right in to its winter's landscape. Its metaphoric questions of winter and following answers are clever, poignant, and even profound. (Does winter have hands? Yes, but she never learned to turn the doorknob. Winter tries to walk in through the cracks.) The pastel illustrations are muted, hazy, and understated like childhood memories; full of color, shape, and more than meets the eye.
Jen Goeden
Mar 01, 2010 Jen Goeden rated it it was amazing
The story is about a young boy asking his Papa questions about winter. The Papa tells him things about winter.

This book is tall and in a rectangle shape. It is a paperback book with not endpapers. The cover of the book is very dark and cold. On the dedication pages there is one from the author and the illustrator. From top to bottom of each page is cover with a picture. The value of the pictures is very dark. They make you feel cold and somewhat sad. It helps you feel what winter feels like, wh
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Samantha
Jun 25, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
In poetic text, a boy inquires about the signs of winter's approach. Pastel artwork is as beautiful as the natural sights that inspired the images. PreK-2.
Jim
Jul 23, 2011 Jim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6-star-books, birds
WOW WOW WOW

i felt winter looking at the illustrations. the writing is as good. best book i've read this month
Robin
Oct 01, 2009 Robin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who loves nature and especially children
Beautiful paintings surround a contemplative look at the changing season.
Sarah Volkmann
short, few words. works for all winter themes.
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Nancy White Carlstrom has written more than 50 books for children, including the Jesse Bear series with illustrator Bruce Degan.

Born the daughter of steel mill worker William J. and Eva (Lawrence) White, Nancy White Carlstrom was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, on August 4, 1948. She practiced writing poetry, enjoyed reading books like Little Women, and wanted to become a children’s book author
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