Kate Messner is a middle school teacher and the author of several books for young readers, including the E. B. White Award-winning The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. and the Sea Monster series. Christopher Silas Neal is an award winning illustrator whose work is published regularly in The New York Times and shown in galleries nationwide. He is also the illustrator of Lifetime. He currently teaches illustration at Pratt Institute.
"This delightful book is much more than just a simple tale. Children will learn a huge amount about what goes on when snow falls and the life it supports." Creative Steps Winter 2011 "With stunning illustrations, this book takes a poetic look at what is happening above and below ground when a little girl goes skiing with her father...young minds will love it." Junior Book Club 01.01.12