Night Garden by Janet S. Wong
Poems From The World Of Dreams

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...dreams grow wild
Like dandelion weeds,
feathery heads alive with seeds --

and those fine seeds,
about to sprout,
race the day
to find their place
in a welcome mind...

And the dreams grow in an endless variety, same familiar things, some strange and beautiful, some on the darker side.

In this collection, Janet S. Wong, a widely known poet, records some of the many dreams she or her friends have had. She even watches her old dog while he twitches and growls and dreams in his sleep and finally yelps awake.

Illustrated by Julie Paschkis with paintings that reflect the glowing colors that can fill our dreams, these nighttime vicions create a special garden, tempting to explore and evocative of dreams of our very own.

 

About Janet S. Wong

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Janet S. Wong is the author of more than a dozen picture booJanet S. Wong is the author of more than a dozen picture books and poetry collections. Her work includes "Night Garden: ks and poetry collections. Her work includes "Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams, " a "New York Times" Best IlPoems from the World of Dreams, " a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book, and "Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitionlustrated Book, and "Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions, " both illustrated by Julie Paschkis, as well as "Grump, s, " both illustrated by Julie Paschkis, as well as "Grump, " a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Book, illustrat" a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Book, illustrated by John Wallace. Janet lives with her family in Medina, Wed by John Wallace. Janet lives with her family in Medina, Washington. ashington. Julie Paschkishas illustrated many award-winning books, including "Yellow Elephant "by Julie Larios, "Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal" by Paul Fleischman, and "Night Garden "by Janet S. Wong. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit her at www.juliepaschkis.com
 
Published March 1, 2000 by Margaret K. McElderry. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Paschkis is equal to the task of illustrating these poems, with two-page spreads presented as mirror-image two-toned diptychs, bursting with glyphs and portents across dream-crazed backgrounds, with the text scrolling across one page and the full-color image undulating from the other.

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In this absorbing volume, Wong (A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems) and Paschkis (Play All Day) examine the familiar yet surprising qualities of dreams.

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