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Into This Night We Are Rising
     

Into This Night We Are Rising

by Jonathan London
 

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At night the sky becomes a magical playground for children all over the world. Joining hands high above the rooftops, they discover a landscape sprinkled with stardust and music, where clouds are for pillow fights and the moon is a giant gong. Lush and mesmerizing, this ethereal bedtime book is a feast for the eyes and music to the ears. ****************Full color.

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At night the sky becomes a magical playground for children all over the world. Joining hands high above the rooftops, they discover a landscape sprinkled with stardust and music, where clouds are for pillow fights and the moon is a giant gong. Lush and mesmerizing, this ethereal bedtime book is a feast for the eyes and music to the ears. ****************Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This ethereal bedtime book features a flock of children who float out of their bedroom windows and up into the night sky; a luscious, poetic text (``The day is a flower . . . there are petals of soft light in our hair''); and appropriately dreamy artwork. Reminiscent at times of the flying sequence in Raymond Briggs's The Snowman , the nocturnal escapades of London's multicultural cast include a pillow fight amid the clouds, a frolic with the animals in the constellations, a starlight serenade and a final, hand-in-hand descent ``through the wild darkness . . . past the giant trees of earth'' and home to bed. Beautifully suited to reading aloud, the hushed cadences of London's prose blend felicitously with the background illustrations, a gentle combination of soft colored pencil, collage and pastels. Karas fills the spreads with whimsically surreal images: in the serenade scene, for example, the clouds and stars are cutouts, made from musical scores (``A Light Night Music,'' ``Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star''). Children's BOMC main selection. Ages 3-8. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140557732
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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