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The Midnight Eaters

Hest, Amy

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ISBN 10: 0606065717 / ISBN 13: 9780606065719
Published by Demco Media, 1994
Used Condition: Fair
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Title: The Midnight Eaters

Publisher: Demco Media

Publication Date: 1994

Book Condition:Fair

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Despite the doctor's warning that she is too frail, Samantha's grandmother zestfully joins her in a midnight raid on the kitchen, where they make fabulous ice cream sundaes and look at old photographs.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 3-- As in her The Crack-of-Dawn Walkers (Macmillan, 1984) and The Purple Coat (Four Winds, 1986), Hest portrays a loving and supportive relationship between grandparents and grandchild. In this case, Samantha Blustein is sharing a room with her grandmother while Nana recovers from an unnamed illness. One sleepless snowy night, Nana decides a refrigerator raid is just what the doctor ordered. The two sneak downstairs, build a fire, and create the most delicious ice cream sundaes imaginable. They then share family photos, memories, and the promise to have another "midnight eaters" meeting. Hest adeptly portrays the special love and understanding between generations, showing a genuine respect for the aged--void of adoration, pity, or sentimentality. The vigor of the characters is paralleled in the energy and rhythm of the text. Figures, young and old, are drawn with realism and humor in narration and illustrations. Gundersheimer's framed warm-toned pastels are the perfect extension of the story. As Nana and Sam share memories, soft colors give way to black-and-white drawings that resemble old photos, then return to the bright hues of the present. This is a true unity of story, narration, and illustration--a carefully polished and thoroughly enjoyable work. --Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI
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