'No breath of wind,
No gleam of sun
Still the white snow
Whirls softly down'
Outside, the world turns to white and three children and a dog build a snowman, throw snowballs and explore the frozen expanses
Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems he soon established a wide popular reputation with volumes like The Listeners. He wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913) is now considered a twentieth-century classic. Carolina Rabei was born in 1989 in Moldova. She moved to Cambridge, England in September 2012 to complete an MA in illustration. Her first picture book, Snow, with words by Walter de la Mare, was published to huge critical acclaim. She has since illustrated three other de la Mare picture books; The Ride-by-Nights, Summer Evening and Silver.