Nocturne by Jane Yolen

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A boy and his mother explore the magical nocturnal world and all its mysterious creatures. After their nighttime stroll, the boy's mother tucks him into bed, with his dog nestled cozily on the rug below. Jane Yolen's poetic lullaby and Anne Hunter's magical illustration harmonize quietly in this tribute to the night. Full color.
 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. Anne Hunter lives on a farm in Vermont. Since attending Earlham College and graduating from the University of the Arts, she has worked full-time as an illustrator, well-known for her nature illustrations. Hunter has written and illustrated many children's books, including Possum's Harvest Moon.
 
Published October 1, 1997 by Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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As ""a big moon balloon/ floats silent over trees,"" moth wings flutter, furry things ""creep through sleep"" and owls ""write silent passages across the sky."" Through resonant repetitions (""tucked up under eiderdown/ I nestle down, wrestle down/ my hullaballooning thoughts""), Yolen's text lul...

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