Imagine a Night

Imagine a Night


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Imagine a night when you can ride your bike right up the stairs to your bed. Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on its tracks out of your room and roars back in, full sized, ready for you to hop on for a nighttime adventure. Imagine a night when a farmer plays a lullaby on his fiddle, and his field of sunflowers begins to dip and sway to the rhythm. Imagine a night when ordinary objects magically become extraordinary...a night when it is possible to believe the impossible.

With the intrigue of an Escher drawing and the richness of a Chris Van Allsburg painting, renowned Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves depicts that delicious time between sleep and wakefulness, creating a breathtaking, visual exploration of imagination and possibility that will encourage both children and adults to think past the boundaries of everyday life, and see the possibilities beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689852183
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Series: Imagine a... Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 180,467
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sarah L. Thomson's other books include The Dragon's Son, which was named one of the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror books of 2001 by Voice of Youth Advocates; Stars and Stripes; and Imagine a Night. She lives in Maine.

Rob Gonsalves grew up drawing images from his imagination. Before becoming a full-time artist, Mr. Gonsalves worked as an architect. He began exhibiting paintings in Toronto in 1990, and his work is now shown throughout North America and beyond. His picture books are Imagine a Place, Imagine a Night, and Imagine a Day, which was the recipient of the Governor General’s Literary award. He currently lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Imagine a Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MelAKnee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A lovely poetic fantasy inspired by the works of artist Rob Gonsalves.
juglicerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was inspired by Gonsalves paintings, rather than ther being an illustration of the text. They are intriguing fantasy works, with many containing optical illusions, others being very unexpected. Sarah Thomson has written a lovely little tale to go with them. My only question is, how old do children have to be to "get" illusions? Is the ability with us from babyhood. Nevermind, I delight in the magic for myself.
nlevanen09 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: This is a great example of fantasy because the pictures have a aspect that is impossible to happen. Like one picture is of two kids bicycling up the stairs which is not possible and another picture is of the snow being the actual beds of the child.Stars are for styleAge: Primary and Intermediate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago