Firefighters in the Dark by Dashka Slater

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At night, a girl hears the sirens from the fire station near her house.
Even though it is dark outside, she knows where they are going: to a castle, to a garden, all the way to Pluto . . .

Dashka Slater and Nicoletta Ceccoli have crafted a dreamy ode to firefighters everywhere and the big, brave, spectacular feats they accomplish every day, and every night—all the world over.

About Dashka Slater

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Nicoletta lives and works in San Marino, Italy. Awarded with the Andersen prize, "baia delle favole" as best Italian illustrator of the year in 2001, Nicoletta has also received the silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York.
Published October 2, 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ceccoli’s beautiful, lyrical illustrations, in acrylics and pastels, give a mythic quality to Slater’s tale of firefighting derring-do, told by a little girl snugly asleep in her bed and imagining where the sirens are going.

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"I know where they are going," she tells herself, launching into three fantasies about first responders King, Penelope, Almondine and Bruce—as she imagines their names to be—and their unusual missions.

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