Night Boy by Anne Laurel Carter

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Night is a boy who knows it's much more fun to play than go to sleep. When the sun sets, he travels through the night sky in a spaceship with his teddy. Night's favorite game is hide-and-go-seek, which he plays each evening with his older sister, Day. But why can't he ever find her?
   Night Boy is a unique playful picturebook about a brother and a sister named Night and Day. The rhythmic text and rich illustrations make for a bedtime story that is sure to lull children who say "I can't sleep" into dreamland. Through the personas of a brother and sister, Night Boy offers a unique explanation of how night turns to day astronomically.

About Anne Laurel Carter

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Anne Laurel Carter is a multi-award-winning author of books for children, including Under the Prairie Sky (Orca 2004). When she's not writing, she's reading. Anne lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time as a teacher-librarian. Montreal-born Ninon Pelletier has been an illustrator since 1996 and has dedicated herself entirely to youth literature for the past five years. She has illustrated numerous books for children in Canada and in France.
Published April 1, 2012 by Orca Book Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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A story that imagines Night and Day as siblings at play becomes mired in a muddled attempt to do too many things at once.

Mar 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Night Boy

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I like the idea that night and day are siblings playing a game of hide-and-go-seek across the night sky, but this book made the idea very complicated.

Sep 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Night Boy

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