Hildilid's Night by Cheli Duran Ryan

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In this Caldecot Honor folktale, an old woman named Hildilid lives high in the hills and hates the night above all things. She tries capturing the night in a sack, tying it up with vines, shaking her fist at it, but the night takes no notice--until it disappears. Full color.

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Arnold Stark Lobel (May 22, 1933-December 4, 1987) was a popular American author of children's books. Among his most popular books are those of the Frog and Toad series, and Mouse Soup, which won the Garden State Children's Book Award from the New Jersey Library Association. Lobel won the 1981 Caldecott Medal for his book, Fables. Lobel also illustrated the works of other authors. A notable example is Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley, which was first published in 1969. He was born in Los Angeles, California. When he graduated from art school, he married Anita Kempler, who also achieved fame as a children's book author and illustrator. They moved to New York City and had two children.
Published June 1, 1971 by Macmillan. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The favorite folk tale motif of the silly peasant is combined with the favorite cautionary theme of the uselessness of fighting the night.

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Hildilid makes every possible attempt--sweeping, scrubbing, boiling, spanking and spitting--to chase away the night in this black-and-white 1971 Caldecott Honor book.

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