Into This Night We Are Rising

Jonathan London, Author, Barbara Diamond Goldin, Author, G. Brian Karas, Illustrator
Jonathan London, Author, Barbara Diamond Goldin, Author, G. Brian Karas, Illustrator Viking Children's Books $13.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-670-84905-5
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-14-055773-2
Show other formats
FORMATS
This ethereal bedtime book features a flock of children who float out of their bedroom windows and up into the night sky; a luscious, poetic text (``The day is a flower . . . there are petals of soft light in our hair''); and appropriately dreamy artwork. Reminiscent at times of the flying sequence in Raymond Briggs's The Snowman , the nocturnal escapades of London's multicultural cast include a pillow fight amid the clouds, a frolic with the animals in the constellations, a starlight serenade and a final, hand-in-hand descent ``through the wild darkness . . . past the giant trees of earth'' and home to bed. Beautifully suited to reading aloud, the hushed cadences of London's prose blend felicitously with the background illustrations, a gentle combination of soft colored pencil, collage and pastels. Karas fills the spreads with whimsically surreal images: in the serenade scene, for example, the clouds and stars are cutouts, made from musical scores (``A Light Night Music,'' ``Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star''). Children's BOMC main selection. Ages 3-8. (May)
The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X