INCLUDED IN THENEW YORK TIMESLIST OF BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2023
The two newest moles in the forest learn to dig themselves out of their comfort zones and experience the boundless, unpredictable world around them—a Social Emotional Learning adventure
Twin moles, Purr and Craw, are born on the first day of spring. The newest members of their woodland world, they’re curious about everything. What is swimming? Why does mother speak French as she makes pancakes? What does father scrawl in his notebook? Do animals live in the sea? Why do grownups eat smelly cheese? How do we get better when we’re sick? What happens when we die? As they start to grow up, every day is filled with another adventure as they explore the peculiar characters that surround them in the forest. Home is always waiting for them, filled with the clacking of father’s typewriter, the sound of mother playing her upright bass, and the smells of quince jam and medicinal moss brews. During their adventures outside the home, they learn that the world is sometimes scarier, stranger and more dangerous than it seemed from the pocket of their father’s coat. Each new encounter leaves Purr and Craw a little braver and wiser and with a few extra friends. Beautifully illustrated with scenes of mischief and discovery by Marjana Prohasko,Who Will Make the Snow?reminds us that the world is always larger and more wonderful than we can see from our own corner of the woods.
Taras Prokhaskois a Ukrainian novelist and children's book author. With his wife, Marjana Prohasko, he wrote several beloved books, includingWho Will Make the Snow?, named a BBC Ukrainian Children's Book of the Year.
Marjana Prokhaskois Ukrainian writer and illustrator. She has co-authored several books for children, including How to Understand a Goat and Where the Sea Vanished.
Translator: Boris Dralyuk Boris Dralyuk is an award-winning literary translator, poet, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has translated Russian and Polish classics by Isaac Babel, Andrey Kurkov, and Mikhail Zoshchenko. Who Will Make the Snow?is translated with Jennifer Croft,winner of the Man Booker International Prize in 2018.
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