Night Garden: Poems From The World Of Dreams

Overview

...dreams grow wild

Like dandelion weeds,

feathery heads alive with seeds —

and those fine seeds,

about to sprout,

race the day

to find their place

in a welcome ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (1) from $155.00   
  • New (1) from $155.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$155.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(139)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

...dreams grow wild

Like dandelion weeds,

feathery heads alive with seeds —

and those fine seeds,

about to sprout,

race the day

to find their place

in a welcome mind...

And the dreams grow in an endless variety, same familiar things, some strange and beautiful, some on the darker side.

In this collection, Janet S. Wong, a widely known poet, records some of the many dreams she or her friends have had. She even watches her old dog while he twitches and growls and dreams in his sleep and finally yelps awake.

Illustrated by Julie Paschkis with paintings that reflect the glowing colors that can fill our dreams, these nighttime vicions create a special garden, tempting to explore and evocative of dreams of our very own.

A collection of poems describing a variety of dreams, some familiar, some strange, some beautiful, and some on the darker side.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this absorbing volume, Wong (A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems) and Paschkis (Play All Day) examine the familiar yet surprising qualities of dreams. The poems recall a weightless feeling of flying, an anxious sense of being late or an unexpected visit from a dead or living acquaintance ("I had forgotten you, friend./ Is that why you came/ into my dream?"). "Gently Down the Stream" alludes to the phrase "life is but a dream" and describes swimming in clear water; the accompanying illustration pictures a sinuous orange-and-turquoise fish with a peaceful human face. Wong seldom abides scary dreams, but she does include "a news-at-seven true nightmare," which Paschkis supplements with beastly imagery of snakes and howling sleepers. Paschkis's gouaches at times suggest an illuminated manuscript, elements from medieval tapestries or elaborate Arts and Crafts-era wallpaper. The artist responds to each poem with a multicolor image framed within a monochromatic, repetitive motif. She creates a host of weird creatures, from a hunched man in a long-nosed white mask to a turnip-headed being with pea-pod arms; to indicate the mysterious workings of the imagination, she shows strange flowers sprouting from a restful figure. Paschkis's swirling imagery and Wong's quiet yet haunting words skillfully simulate the reveries they recount. Ages 7-10. (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Dreams are the universal unconscious mind taking root and blossoming at night when the masks we wear disguise our real selves. Compare your dreams with those of Janet Wong. Ever dreamed of food? Try "Turnip Cake" and you'll find your mouth watering over..."this dim sum of my dreams, / crisp to the teeth/ and soft to the tongue, / and I wake up/ hungry." In "Talking in Her Sleep" my sister says, "Tomato/ uh huh/ and she starts to laugh/ like something's snapped in her brain/" She settles down and you're left "red in the face/ like a tomato." Each poem is surrounded by gouache paintings with borders of wispy, surreal and mixed up images that resemble our dreams. Wong and Paschkis perform a dazzling dream duet. 2000, McElderry, Ages 8 to 12, $16.00. Reviewer: Jan Lieberman
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-In the title poem, Wong compares the bed in which dreams happen with the tangled roots and blooms of a garden bed. The 14 poems that follow are about the people who appear in dreams, eating, swimming, flying, running, and falling. The poems use sound qualities-repetition, alliteration, and occasional rhyme-to capture each dream. Even poems about nightmares and anxieties are couched in gentle language that evokes wonder and thoughtfulness rather than fear. Paschkis's paintings highlight the gardening metaphor. The selections are set against background frames of earth-toned colors, filled with animals, humans, and plants reminiscent of the organic creatures of Hieronymus Bosch. The frames are symmetrically balanced to enclose a small painting on the left-hand page and a similarly shaped space for the poem on the right. Pictures of children of many cultural backgrounds add to the universal quality of the book, as does the last poem, "There Is a Place," which suggests that a storyteller lies inside each of us and comes out as we sleep. Children will enjoy capturing their own dreams and giving them shape and meaning after they have experienced these poems. This is a particularly fine collection for libraries in which young writers and painters are encouraged.-Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416968160
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 11.09 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet S. Wong is the author of more than a dozen picture books and poetry collections. Her work includes Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions, both illustrated by Julie Paschkis, as well as Grump, a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Book, illustrated by John Wallace. Janet lives with her family in Medina, Washington.

Julie Paschkis is the illustrator of several award-winning books, including Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams by Janet S. Wong, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Happy Adoption Day! by John McCutcheon; and Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert. She lives in Seattle Washington. Visit Julie's Web site at www.juliepaschkis.com.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contents

Night Garden

Whose Face Is This?

The Ones They Loved the Most

Old Friend

Who Knows How Long

Gently Down the Stream

Flying

Talking in Her Sleep

Falling

Dog Dreams

Nightmare

Even in My Sleep

Turnip Cake

The Best Dreams

There Is a Place

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)