Winter's gift / written and illustrated by Jane Monroe Donovan.
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|North Kansas City Public Library||JE DON (Text)||0001001605169||JUV Easy||Available||-|
- ISBN: 158536231X
- ISBN: 9781585362318
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
- Publisher: Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, 
- Copyright: ©2004
On Christmas Eve, an old farmer whose wife has died acquires new hope after helping a pregnant mare in a snowstorm.
|Target Audience Note:||
Decoding demand: 77 (high) Semantic demand: 84 (very high) Syntactic demand: 97 (very high) Structure demand: 86 (very high) Lexile
|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4 0.5 85587.
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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.Jane Monroe Donovan's parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. Her affection for animals is reflected in much of her subject matter. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan, with her husband Bruce and their two sons, Ryan and Joey. Other members of their family include their two dogs, Belle and Grizzly, a Siamese cat named Maylee, and their two horses, Ameera and Cherokee Rose.In addition to Winter's Gift, Jane has also illustrated three other titles for Sleeping Bear Press: My Teacher Likes to Say; My Momma Likes to Say; and Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book.