The Night Flight

The Night Flight

by Joanne Ryder, Amy Schwartz
     
 

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When the park lamps glow, Anna knows it's time to leave the old stone lion, the pigeons, and the shy goldfish. But later that evening, after her father shuts off her bedroom light, the little girl's imagination takes wing and transports her back to the now-magical park and all her friends there. Full color.

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When the park lamps glow, Anna knows it's time to leave the old stone lion, the pigeons, and the shy goldfish. But later that evening, after her father shuts off her bedroom light, the little girl's imagination takes wing and transports her back to the now-magical park and all her friends there. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A city child dreams of flying over rooftops and befriending the goldfish in the park pond. "Ryder's breezy telling should amuse beginning readers," said PW. Ages 5-8. (July)
Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
Anna played in the park one summer evening, sitting on Alexander, the stone lion, feeding bread to the pigeons and watching the goldfish swim in the pond. When the park lights came on, she went home. Before going to bed, Anna looked out her window at the tall buildings and listened to the sparrows calling from the trees. A musician a floor below played soft music and someone a floor above began to dance. Anna drifted off to sleep, dreaming of flying out the window and into the night. The pigeons followed her to the park where the goldfish swam near to whisper their names. Alexander, a real lion, ran down the path and Anna jumped upon his back for a ride through the jungle until they heard the roaring of a waterfall. It was time to go home. Anna awakened to the sun, but she remembered her flight through the mysterious night. The author based the story on her own memories and dreams. 1998 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481425216
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Pages:
32
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Joanne Ryder is the award-winning author of numerous children's books about the natural world, including Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo. Some of her other books include Bears Out There, Chipmunk Song, The Snail's Spell, and White Bear, Ice Bear. Before becoming a full-time writer, Joanne worked as a children's book editor in New York City. She lives in California.

Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated many classic books for children, including Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow featured title; What James Likes Best, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; and the Roaring Brook Press titles A Teeny Tiny Baby, Tiny & Hercules, Starring Miss Darlene, and A Beautiful Girl. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, and their son, Jacob.

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