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Synopsis: After creating the world and its creatures and day and night, the Mother of All Things leaves it to the night animals to find a way to lessen the night's darkness.
From Publishers Weekly:
In this contemporary creation story, nocturnal creatures make a few improvements upon their domain. The world is empty and drab until the Mother of All Things throws a ball of clay into the sky with such spin that it flares into light. She shakes loose a multitude of creatures from her skirts, weaves a curtain of night from fronds and branches, and pulls night-prowling creatures from her sleeve. These last soon begin to grumble about the lack of decent light: " 'It's too dark the run,' the coyote whined. 'I stub my toes on logs.' " The animals take matters into their own hands: the owl manages to tear a moon-sized hole in the curtain of night, and the bats pierce pricks of light. GrandPre's (Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat) lush, dramatic pastel drawings evoke motion so adroitly?with billowing garments, unexpected perspectives and swarms of bats?that they themselves seem to ride on gusts of wind. In her extraordinary shifts of light, the sun bathes figures in a warm glow, the nighttime mission gets a scarlet backdrop and in the end, the creatures are gently backlit against a abundantly starry sky. Yet even without such striking illustrations, Davol's (How Snake Got His Hiss) narrative images are palpable enough to conjure up a new world in readers' minds. Ages 4-8.
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Title: Batwings and the Curtain of Night
Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Orchard Books (NY), 1997. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8578682
Book Description Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0531300056I3N00
Book Description Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0531300056I3N00
Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Orchard Books (NY) Pub Date: 3/1/1997 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 32 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 4729908
Book Description Orchard Books (NY), 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Hardcover. Lightly read copy in very good condition. Unconditional money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 35599
Book Description Orchard Books (NY), New York, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Blue cloth, former owner's bookplate, in edge rubbed DJ. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 37032
Book Description Orchard Books (NY). Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0531300056 Very slight wear to edges of jacket. Book appears not to have been read; clean, solid, tight. Same day shipping on most orders. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1005311
Book Description Orchard Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1997. Oversize Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine-Fine. Mary GrandPre (illustrator). First Edition. 1st printing. Seems unread. DJ shows minor shelf rubbing. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 001096
Book Description Orchard Bks, NY, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Unclipped. Grandpre, Mary (illustrator). 1st Edition. A bright, tight edition. DJ has the slightest of shelf wear; colorful. Text is as new - barely creaks open; clean throughout. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BL5383
Book Description Orchard Books (NY). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0531300056 Brand NEW Hardcover with beautiful Dust Jacket, FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING, AG61 ~ media mail delivery is free, Your orders are meticulously inspected, packed securely, and shipped fast, quick responsive customer service insures customer satisfaction, and our feedback score speaks louder than words, international and expedited shipping for most items. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1016650