North Country Night by Daniel San Souci

North Country Night - Daniel San Souci

This story, illustrated on cool blue pages, paints a vivid image of a cold winter's night in the woodlands.  A great read to introduce nocturnal animals and life in the forest as it describes the animals' specific survival skills during the winter.  Deer, rabbits, owls, fox, and beavers are just a few of the animals that awaken at night and stay busy working to survive while humans sleep. This story is filled with figurative language and is a great way to introduce a lesson on adjectives. After reading this story to third graders, I would have them write their own story using descriptive adjectives to create more interest in their writing.