Jerusalem is a special place. It brings people together—and rarely snows.
When one day it does snow, three friends have a playful debate about who the snow belongs to. When they ask some of the most trusted people in their community, they have a great surprise: the priest, the rabbi, and the imam all say the same thing.
Here is a joyful story about sharing—and how we are more similar than different.
About the Author
Antonie Schneider was born in Mindelheim, in southern Germany, where she still lives. A former elementary school teacher, she has written numerous other books for NorthSouth Books Inc., including The Dearest Little Mouse in the World; The Birthday Bear; Luke the Lion-hearted; Come Back, Pigeon!; and Good-Bye, Vivi!, Advent Storybook 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas.
Pei-Yu Chang was born in 1979 in Taipeh, Taiwan, where she studied German language, culture, and literature. On completion of her Master’s Degree, she traveled to Germany to do a doctorate on “Chaos Theory in Literary Studies“ at Münster University. There she discovered her passion for book illustration. In 2012 she began courses in the Department of Communications Design and Illustration at the Fachhochschule, Münster. She is the author of Mr. Benjamin’s Suitcase of Secrets. She is currently living and working in Münster, Germany.
Chang's art has childlike appeal but captures both the exhilaration of a surprise as well as the trouble and bitter feelings that come with prejudice...A good starting place for discussion.
— Ilene Cooper
Chang’s distinctive illustration style mixes creamy texture, collaged elements, and expressive faces to depict the layered complexities of the children’s homeland.
— Publishers Weekly
Chang’s illustrations convey the gravity and touch of whimsy packed into this hopeful little story.
— New York Times