Through the North Pole Snow (Hardcover)

Through the North Pole Snow By Polly Faber, Richard Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image

Through the North Pole Snow (Hardcover)

By Polly Faber, Richard Jones (Illustrator)


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What happens when a little white fox meets a certain jolly old soul? A sweet, enchantingly illustrated take on how Santa spends the year leading up to Christmas.

When a hunting fox pounces through the snow and finds itself inside a warm home, it's welcomed and given dinner by a kind bearded man with a big round belly. Soon yawning, the man leaves the fox to explore through piles of strewn wrapping paper and rows of empty shelves. As the man sleeps, the fox curls up, too, until sun and flowers return, luring them both outside. But soon the man gets back to work—drawing and measuring, painting and hammering, sewing and stuffing, until all the empty shelves are filled from top to bottom. Paired with Richard Jones’s charmingly detailed illustrations, Polly Faber’s gentle story offers a fresh look at how Santa prepares for the most magical night of the year.
Polly Faber is the author of All Through the Night, illustrated by Harriet Hobday, Building a Home, illustrated by Klas Fahlén, Pony on the Twelfth Floor, illustrated by Sarah Jennings, and Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig, illustrated by Clara Vulliamy. She lives in London.

Richard Jones is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko and Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins. He lives in England.
Product Details ISBN: 9781536228526
ISBN-10: 1536228524
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
In this quiet tale envisioning Santa’s off-season, a hungry little white fox in search of something tasty finds a special new friend at the North Pole. . . . Faber’s evocative text invites readers into the fox’s discovery of the man’s true identity, while Jones’s textured, mixed-media artwork fills in details, depicting Santa’s peaceful lifestyle amid a crisp rugged landscape and a rustic house where a lap fox feels right at home.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

This foxy spin on a beloved Christmas character will put readers in the holiday mood. . . . This quiet, Santa-centric story is original, and holiday-minded readers will appreciate the unique angle. . . . As delightful and sweet as a candy cane.
—Kirkus Reviews

The cozy picture book ends with a lovely scene of a happier Santa and the fox, both cheerfully content with their new arrangement at home. . . . A beautifully illustrated holiday picture book for people looking for a unique Christmas story.
—School Library Journal