A mother explains to her child why it's time to go to sleep
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As a child prepares for bed, he questions his mother about the end of the day. The two take a journey beyond the bedroom, above the countryside, past city, sea, mountains, and stars to the land of dreams. Then the mother can leave the peaceful sleeper floating in a bed beneath the silent moon. As in many bedtime tales, Sage's story is slight. Instead of creating comfort through attention to the familiar nursery world as in Goodnight Moon , he enlarges the child's vision by finding a place in a well-ordered but expanding universe. Hutton's larger-than-life figures, which work well in his illustrations of mythic tales, create a transcendent quality that threatens to overwhelm the slim text. Cozy this is not, but the pages exude a quietness and majesty unusual in bedtime stories. --Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
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Book Description McElderry Books/Macmillan, NY, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Dj. Warwick Hutton (illustrator). First Edition. A mother & young son talk about what happens a night in this warm picture book by an AWARD-WINNING film maker with appealing color illustrations by AWARD WINNER HUTTON. Review copy with slip laid in. OUT OF PRINT. Bookseller Inventory # 019249
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