Snook Alone

By Marilyn Nelson
Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

"Nelson writes with extraordinary sensitivity. . . . Ering’s brilliantly drafted artwork sweeps. . . . Triumphant." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Abba Jacob is a monk who lives on a faraway island with his loyal terrier, Snook. Every day, from the wee hours of dawn till the sun sets over the sea, Snook keeps Abba Jacob company. But when the two are separated by a ferocious storm, Snook must learn to fend for himself in the wild, alone in a world of fierceness and wonder. Will he ever again hear the loving voice that he waits for? Lyrically told by poet Marilyn Nelson and beautifully illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering, this moving tale of friendship lost and found is a story of faith against all odds.

  • Two-time Pushcart Prize winner and multiple NBA, CSK, and Newbery Honoree, Marilyn Nelson brings Candlewick an exceptionally beautiful long-form poem, the story of a dog who becomes separated on an island from his best friend, a monk; this is her first all-original work for Candlewick
  • Timothy Basil Ering's love of the sea and all natural elements shines here with astonishing facility and beauty; this truly is the book he was born to paint
  • An utterly unique and unusual book that will become an instant classic with dog- and animal-lovers, absolutely wonderful for sharing aloud

About the author

Marilyn Nelson is the author of many acclaimed books for young people and adults, including Carver: A Life in Poems, a Newbery Honor book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and A Wreath for Emmett Till, a Printz Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She also translated The Ladder, a picture book by Halfdan Rasmussen. She lives in East Haddam, Connecticut.

About the illustrator

Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo and Finn Throws a Fit! by David Elliott. He is also the author-illustrator of The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone and Necks Out for Adventure! He lives in Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9780763661205
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2012
Dimensions: 200 x 279mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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