Winter's Gift

by Jane Monroe Donovan (Author)

Winter's Gift
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Illustrated by Jane Monroe Donovan

It may be Christmastime but on a small, forlorn farm the holiday season is best forgotten, along with painful memories of loved ones lost. Mother Nature has other plans, however, and a chance snowstorm brings together two unlikely hearts, one human and one beast, yet both yearning for comfort, companionship, and that most elusive gift of all, hope. This lustrous jewel of a story, quietly told and perfectly complemented by soft, evocative paintings, reminds even the most cynical of readers that the heart indeed can recover and go on.

Review quotes

"A good lap time read aloud. The author's paintings of north woods snow scenes are realistic enough to make you shiver."
— "Las Vegas Optic" (December 2004)
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2004
Florida Children's Book Award
Winner 2006 - 2006

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