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Yolen, Jane

Published by Harcourt Brace & Co., 1997
ISBN 10: 0152014586 / ISBN 13: 9780152014582
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Title: Nocturne

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Co.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Hunter, Anne

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Book Type: Ex-Library


Parent and child enjoy the nighttime world together before bedtime. Makes bedtime a peaceful event. Jacket in mylar cover. Labels on mylar rather than jacket. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 006750

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Synopsis: A boy and his mother explore the magical nocturnal world and all its mysterious creatures. After their nighttime stroll, the boy's mother tucks him into bed, with his dog nestled cozily on the rug below. Jane Yolen's poetic lullaby and Anne Hunter's magical illustration harmonize quietly in this tribute to the night. Full color.

From School Library Journal: Kindergarten-Grade 3. Yolen's short ode to evening touches upon the moon and fireflies, moths, an owl, and small nocturnal animals. Double-page paintings of a nighttime countryside feature flat figures of a boy, his mother, and their dog outside their lighted house. Hunter's simple scenes are nicely textured with cross hatching, and her homely animal portraits?a bat in flight, a squirrel asleep in a tree hole, a raccoon, an owl, and a sleeping dog?are appealing. The simple scheme of winding down the day ends first in the boy's bedroom?"Tucked up under eiderdown/I nestle down, wrestle down/my hullaballooning thoughts/and drift through dark into dreams." The concluding dreamscape places the boy's bed back in the outdoors amid the grasses, fireflies, and night sky. The pictures illuminate the poem and make it more concrete for younger children, adding setting and a cast of characters to tell their own small story. An appealing addition to the shelves of bedtime books.?Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston
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