Into This Night We Are Rising by Jonathan London
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Sleeping children embark on a lyrical journey through the night sky, where clouds can be used in a pillow fight, in a vividly illustrated bedtime book. BOMC Main.

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Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow. After writing down the tale The Olw Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association. G. Brian Karas has illustrated many children's books, including "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!" by Candace Fleming, "Incredible Me" by Kathi Appelt, and the High-Rise Private Eyes series by Cynthia Rylant.
Published June 1, 1993 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Beautifully suited to reading aloud,"" said PW of this ""ethereal"" bedtime book, ""the hushed cadences of London's prose blend felicitously with...

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Reminiscent at times of the flying sequence in Raymond Briggs's The Snowman , the nocturnal escapades of London's multicultural cast include a pillow fight amid the clouds, a frolic with the animals in the constellations, a starlight serenade and a final, hand-in-hand descent ``through the wild d...

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