How Night Came from the Sea by Mary-Joan Gerson
A Story from Brazil

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A Brazilian story with African roots, this book tells how an ancient African sea goddess brought the gift of night to the land of daylight. This story evokes the beauty, rather than the terror, of the night, and is also about finding peace and hope in a new land.

About Mary-Joan Gerson

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Gerson grew up on the ethnically diverse Lower East Side of New York City, attended Cornell University, and later earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University, where she now directs family therapy training. She has made many trips to the cultural centers of Mexico. Carla Golembe is the author and illustrator of DOG MAGIC and the award-winning illustrator of five books for children, including WHY THE SKY IS FAR AWAY, which was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. She and her husband live in Maryland.
Published September 1, 1994 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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When Iemanj†'s daughter leaves the sea's depths to marry in ``the land of daylight,'' she loves the shimmering sands and brilliant colors but pines for ``cool shadows and dark, quiet corners.'' Her husband sends three servants to Iemanj† to fetch some darkness;

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In sure-footed prose brushed with delicate poetry, Gerson retells a Brazilian story of how night was brought to earth from the sea.

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