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As spring arrives, it seems as if the earth is slowly waking from a winter's sleep. Skunk cabbage shoots poke through the snow and robins return north to sing their early morning songs. The days grow longer and the nights shorter as the earth's Northern Hemisphere slowly tilts back toward the sun.Seymour Simon chronicles this awakening in words and pirctures, describing in vivid detail srping's three-month journey from the southern tips of florida, Texas, and California to the northern edges of Maine, Minnesota, and Washington State. From April rains to the warmth of June, from trees pushing out new green leaves to the sound of the first spring peepers, spring is the season of beginnings, a signal of the renewal of life--all across America.