Grandfather Twilight

Grandfather Twilight

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by Barbara Helen Berger, Barbara Helen Berger
     
 

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When day is done, it is time for Grandfather Twilight to close his book, put on his jacket, and go for a walk through the forest. All the woodland creatures watch in silence as he performs his very special evening task and returns to his house among the trees.

Here is Barbara Helen Berger's enormously popular classic--now in a board book format that retains all of

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When day is done, it is time for Grandfather Twilight to close his book, put on his jacket, and go for a walk through the forest. All the woodland creatures watch in silence as he performs his very special evening task and returns to his house among the trees.

Here is Barbara Helen Berger's enormously popular classic--now in a board book format that retains all of the magic of the original. With its soft glowing illustrations, poetic text, and new reader-friendly size, the Grandfather Twilight Board Book is perfect for cuddling up with at bedtime

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
One of the most calming nighttime books I ever read with my children makes a new appearance as a board book. Grandfather Twilight is an allegorical story of a grandfather who, nightly, takes one pearl from an everlasting strand and then goes for a walk. Everything quiets around him and the pearl growing larger with each step until he gently gives it "to the silence above the sea." There is tranquility in both Berger's verse and the soft mystical illustrations that make this a lullaby of a book. 2000, Philomel, Ages 1 to 4, $6.99. Reviewer: Susie Wilde
Children's Literature
The natural change of day into night is given a mystical treatment in this board book. Twilight is that time when the sky reflects the last soft rays of the sun and the surrounded woods and land becomes darker and indistinct. It is Grandfather Twilight who takes a pearl from his treasure chest and as it grows in size, he releases it in the sky where it becomes the moon. His job done, Grandfather Twilight retires for the night, just like little ones should. The allegory may be well beyond the comprehension of the intended listeners, but the soft illustrations and calm, short text will make a soothing read. 2000, Philomel,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399234217
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/27/1999
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara Helen Berger lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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