cover image Winter Lights: A Season in Poems & Quilts

Winter Lights: A Season in Poems & Quilts

Anna Grossnickle Hines, . . HarperCollins/Greenwillow, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-000817-8

If ever there were a perfect book to curl up with on a cold night, this is it. With both humor and poignancy, Hines (Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts ) again puts on display an astounding amount of effort and craftsmanship in a collection of child-friendly poems and custom-made quilts that feature striking images of winter light as it's experienced around the world. From Christmas trees and decorative farolitos to a Hanukkah menorah, from a bold full moon to the aurora borealis, her artistic interpretations of light emerging from winter darkness sparkle, and will likely dazzle readers. An end section about quilt-making (and the lore of light) should also fascinate fans. Ages 5-up. (Oct.)