A Good Night Walk by Elisha Cooper

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Acclaimed author-illustrator Elisha Cooper paints the quiet magic of a good-night walk as the neighborhood settles into itself at the end of the day.

As a child and parent walk down the block to the bay and turn to walk back home, evening falls upon the neighborhood. As the walk begins, the squirrels are in the yards, the boys are mowing lawns, a neighbor is baking a pie, and someone is mailing a letter. When the child and parent turn to walk back home, the apple pie is down from the windowsill, the leaves are raked up, and the postman has picked up


About Elisha Cooper

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Author and illustrator Elisha Cooper's beautiful watercolour illustrations are often inspired by his reallife trips driving around the country and by the sights and sounds of the places he visits. However, his book A Good Night Walk - in which a parent and child take a nighttime stroll through their neighborhood - was inspired by a journey a little closer to home. "When my daughter was an infant, she cried in the evenings so I took her for walks," Cooper recalls. "I talked, pointing out things, from recycling bins to a sprawling oak tree that grew through a fence. The walks calmed my daughter, and me. After half an hour she fell asleep and we came home to bed. That was the start of this book." Cooper lives with his family in Chicago, Illinois.For more information about Elisha Cooper, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks and elishacooper.com
Published January 1, 2005 by n/a. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Cooper’s warm and energetic watercolor and ink pictures are more detailed than his usual here, but hold the same evocative engagement with his audience.

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Two new books celebrate the familiar for children old enough to have gained some knowledge of life's uncertainties.

Nov 13 2005 | Read Full Review of A Good Night Walk

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