Donna Joerg When Dawn Stole the Dark

ISBN 13: 9780965301800

When Dawn Stole the Dark

4.75 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780965301800: When Dawn Stole the Dark
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Book by Joerg, Donna

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

Review:

Fear of the dark is a subject that's been tackled over and over again. Nothing new is revealed with this rhyming text which has mother come help the child, "Hannah, see that monsters in the night are only as scary as we make them." An idea repeated throughout is, "You can't chase away what's not truly there." Also repeated are references to thieves in the night which by many could be seen as too real a threat to be tossed around so lightly. Here, the creatures that come to invade Hannah's room, mainly ordinary animals- tigers, lizards and a crow plus a few ghostly spooks - are turned into playmates, until she wishes them away. The benign illustrations support this positive viewpoint. Even when Hannah is afraid, the watercolor and pencil drawings lean toward the comical causing no sense of alarm in the reader. The author spends at least one third of her book setting up the core situation of the story with rhymes that feel either clunky or extraneous. Once Mama comes to Hannah's aid, the book progresses more smoothly. At times the illustrations also have a chunky feel. When the artist applies her black highlighting pencil too heavily she interrupts the flow of the watercolors causing her characters to become static. While fear of the dark is a subject of much concern to children, the treatment here is ordinary and ultimately uneven. -- From Independent Publisher

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 1?With the help of an understanding mother, Hannah overcomes her fear of the dark. Rather than hiding from the imagined lizards, tigers, and creepers that populate her room at night, the child learns to transform the creatures into playmates. The use of couplets forces the slight tale into an unvarying rhythm with predictable rhymes that quickly grow tiresome. Benedict does a fine job of depicting stuffed animals and an adequate job of portraying the nighttime visitors. With the human characters, she is less successful, particularly in capturing facial expressions. Together text and illustrations offer a less-than-convincing tribute to the power of positive thinking.?Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780965301817: When Dawn Stole the Dark

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0965301818 ISBN 13:  9780965301817
Publisher: Cadence Pr, 1997
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Donna Joerg
Published by Cadence Pr September 1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 096530180X ISBN 13: 9780965301800
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Inquiring Minds
(Saugerties, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cadence Pr September 1997, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Good. Seller Inventory # 160632

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Donna Joerg
Published by Cadence Press
ISBN 10: 096530180X ISBN 13: 9780965301800
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(AURORA, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cadence Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G096530180XI3N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Donna Joerg; Illustrator-Judith Ann Benedict
Published by Cadence Pr (1997)
ISBN 10: 096530180X ISBN 13: 9780965301800
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cadence Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG096530180X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 9.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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