Joan Clark


Snow by Joan ClarkIn this simple but deliriously evocative book, two great talents author Joan Clark and illustrator Kady MacDonald Denton have created a paean to that magical stuff that fills the winters of those who live in northern climes.




Winner of the IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award
The Globe and Mail's Top 10 Children’s Book of the Year pick
Shortlisted for the 2007 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards

“...this delicate fantasy will please many young snow fans.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“The Clark-Denton take on the subject is such that most mortals — young or old — reading this book will long for the advent of winter.” —The Globe and Mail

“...the author uses several wonderful turns of phrase which give this book a poetic feel and make it a pleasure to read aloud.” —CM Magazine

Length: 32 pp

World rights, Groundwood Books

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.

  Joan Clark Photo Credit: Ned Pratt
Joan Clark is the multiple-award-winning author of several novels, short story collections for adults and novels for young readers. Her last adult novel, Latitudes of Melt, was nominated for the 2002 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2001 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Canada-Caribbean, and was a New York Times Notable Book. She was born and raised in the Maritimes and lived in western Canada before settling in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

  • Adult fiction:
  • An Audience of Chairs
  • Latitudes of Melt
  • Eiriksdottir: A Tale of Dreams and Luck
  • Swimming Toward the Light
  • The Victory of Geraldine Gull
  • From A High Thin Wire
  • Children's fiction:
  • Road to Bliss
  • The Word for Home
  • The Dream Carvers
  • The Moons of Madeleine
  • Wild Man of the Woods
  • The Leopard and the Lily
  • The Hand of Robin Squires
  • Thomasina and the Trout Tree