Randall Jarrell Fly by Night

ISBN 13: 9780613077941

Fly by Night

3.57 avg rating
( 35 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780613077941: Fly by Night
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

During the night while everyone sleeps, a little boy floats up from his bed and flies through the house and the countryside beyond.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"At night David can fly. In the daytime he can't. In the daytime he doesn't even remember that he can. But at night, after his mother has put him to bed, he wakes up, sometimes.... It isn't flying exactly, but floating--he floats in the air." As he hovers over his parents, he can see their dreams, round and yellow, just over their heads. He can faintly see his dog Reddy's furry dream, too, before floating outside. In the moonlight, he can see mice dancing, how the vegetable garden looks in black and white, and a flock of sleeping sheep: "All of them except one are dreaming they're eating; that one is dreaming he's asleep." Throughout Randall Jarrell's dreamy, evocative prose poem we follow David in his nocturnal drifting. We hear the tender bedtime story of an owl to its owlets, until the owl--with "two big silent strokes of its wings sails away"--flies with the boy back to his house. There, he goes to sleep and wakes up to his loving mother, remembering nothing. Maurice Sendak's illustrations, which are never intrusive, capture the quiet moodiness of this piece--the final collaboration of Jarrell and Sendak before Jarrell's death in 1965. A starred review in School Library Journal says, "Jarrell writes with simple force and grace about the essential loneliness of life, but above all he is writing about love--family love, especially, which is shown to be strong and constant." (All ages) --Karin Snelson

From Publishers Weekly:

David is an ordinary boy, but at night he wakes up and remembers that he can fly, something he forgets during the day. He hovers near his parents' heads, seeing their dreams, and then soars through the countryside. In the morning, his mother's dream (to make pancakes) comes true. PW called the text "lyrical, interspersed with rhymes and a long poem; this book is a rarity."
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780374423506: Fly by Night

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0374423504 ISBN 13:  9780374423506
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 1986
Softcover

9780374323486: Fly by Night

Farrar..., 1976
Hardcover

9780370300177: FLY BY NIGHT.

The Bo..., 1977
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jarrell, Randall
Published by Econo-Clad Books (1988)
ISBN 10: 0613077946 ISBN 13: 9780613077941
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Dallas
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Econo-Clad Books, 1988. Library Binding. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0000735359

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 30.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Randall Jarrell, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
Published by Econo-Clad Books (1988)
ISBN 10: 0613077946 ISBN 13: 9780613077941
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Econo-Clad Books, 1988. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0613077946

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 43.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds