Eli's Night Light by Liz Rosenberg

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When his night light burns out before he falls asleep, a young boy thinks of all the other sources of light that can brighten his room.

About Liz Rosenberg

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Liz Rosenberg is an associate professor of literature and creative writing at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has published more than a dozen popular picture books for children, and four prize-winning anthologies of poetry for young readers, including Light-Gathering Poems (Henry Holt), which won the 2001 Lee Bennett Hopkins Award. She lives with her husband and son in Binghamton, New York.
Published May 1, 2001 by Orchard. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pastel illustrations expand both the melodious quality of the text and its literal meaning, ably displaying light sources as Eli discovers them—the “small gleam from the crack at the door,” the red glow of his clock, the momentary fall of passing headlights’ on his soccer ball, and so on, as well...

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Her understated lyricism takes a particularly nice turn near book's end, when Eli finds comfort in the night sky with "hundreds of stars that would not burn out for a long, long time."

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