Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here
by Jean Craighead George Illustrated by Loretta Krupinski
From a letter written by her grandmother, Rebecca learns that winter began on June 21, while she was cooling off under the hose. The northern half of the Earth began to grow cold, and the days grew shorter. The birds began to fly to the sunny underside of the Earth, and the groundhogs and bears went to sleep. But on December 22, summer will begin. Before long, Rebecca will take off her shoes and jump over bluebells.
- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Interest Level
- Grades PreK - 3
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Tandem Library
About the Author and Illustrator
Jean Craighead George Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in a family of naturalists, Jean George has centered her life around writing and nature. She attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with degrees in English and science.