Winter, Awake!

Linda Kroll; Illustrated by Ruth Lieberherr

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  • A delightful seasonal story for young children
  • Beautifully illustrated by popular Swiss artist Ruth Lieberherr

This delightfully illustrated book tells the story of the year Winter would not wake and teaches children about the coming of the seasons.

216 x 280 mm
Bell Pond Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
01 Mar 2004


The coming of winter plays an important role in the cycle of nature. In this delightfully illustrated story, young children can find that for ‘every thing there is a season’.

Winter, Awake! tells what happens one year when Winter will not wake.

The tired trees need to rest. Their fallen leaves have made a leafy blanket for the sleeping seeds. All the woodland creatures try to tell Winter their work is done.

They scold and mock and urge, but Winter will
not wake, until, at last, the round red ladybird
in her small, soft voice whispers something
gently in his ear-- and mighty Winter wakes!


Linda Kroll has been a storyteller, an elementary school tutor and a high school and college instructor. She has degrees in education, comparative literature and German.

Ruth Lieberherr has exhibited her paintings at M.I.T., Princeton University, and Northeastern University, as well as museums and galleries in the United States, France, and her native Switzerland. Her works are found in many private collections. She has also illustrated and written The Caterpillar and the Butterfly (Saentis Verlag, Switzerland) and Peter and Anneli's Journey to the Moon..


This book is available in the US from Steiner Books.

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