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In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. “Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.”--The Bulletin
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This is a story about cats -- and people -- who couldn't get along until a smoky and fearful night brings them together.
The Los Angeles riots made author Eve Bunting wonder about what riots meant to the children who live through them -- and what we can all learn from such upheavals. She has written more than 100 books for children and young adults, including Night Tree and Summer Wheels, and many deal thoughtfully with difficult issues.
Smoky Night was the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal; an American Library Association Notable Children's Book; a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and a Parent's Choice Award.About the Author:
Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books March 1994, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 94847
Book Description Harcourt Brace, 1994. Condition: New. Diaz, David (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0152699546
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0152699546
Book Description Harcourt Brace & Co., 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Diaz, David (illustrator). First Edition. 3rd "C" Printing of this 1995 Caldecott Medal winner with gold seal on jacket. New in Fine, unclipped jacket with one tiny scuff. Illustrated by David Diaz. Book was also an ALA Notable, the School Library Journal Best Book of the year and a Parent's Choice Award winner. A story about cats--and people--who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them together. Seller Inventory # 095705
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0152699546