Arctic White

Arctic White
by Danna Smith
illustrated by Lee White
Henry Holt BFYR
Ages 4-8
ISBN 10: 1627791043
ISBN 13: 9781627791045

A Peek Inside


New York Times
"Life in winter is shades of white in Smith's sweet tale of the frozen North...White's lively, detailed illustrations capture a vastness and mystery, incorporating bursts of red and green seamlessly into a dusky gray world." 

Publishers Weekly
"Working in watercolor and Ink, White (The Maine Coon's Haiku) infuses the frozen world with a sense of community." 

School Library Journal
"The last few pages of the swirling, glowing, swooping Northern Lights are impressive enough to inspire readers to see this natural phenomenon for themselves." 

Booklist Reviews
"This picture book is a quiet, appealing read-aloud choice for winter story times and classroom units on the Arctic." 

Book Page Review/Julie Danielson
"It's a wintertime read, one that brings color to the coldest of days."

 2nd Grade Reading Blog
"While this book easily fulfills core curriculum standards in literacy, geography, and science; the art teacher might get the most mileage from it.  Surely the children can produce wonderful colors from any part of the world to decorate their winter hallways."  

Books for Kids Blog
"Smith's lean and lyrical lines draw us into the simple story, and the artwork of Lee White adds much to the text, lovely in it's stark, straight lines and many shades of white, punctuated by the joyous swirls of color from the sky at the ending."

Awards and Honors

SCBWI Crystal Kite Award finalist 2017
Literati's Best 25 Books of 2017

"When you live in the Arctic in winter,
everything is a shade of white."

A young girl looks around her home in the Arctic and sees only white, white, white...but one day her grandfather takes her on a journey through the tundra.  And at the end of their cold walk across the ice, they find something special that brings color into their world.      


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