The Drowsy Hours by Susan Pearson
Poems for Bedtime

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Baby toes, moonlit seas, soft lullabies, and night breezes are all part of The Drowsy Hours, a collection of sixteen vivid nighttime poems, including "The Moon's the North Wind's Cooky," "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," and "Lullaby." The velvet words of great poets Vachel Lindsay, T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Coatsworth, and others are Just right for bedtime reading, and Peter Malone's stunning paintings are sure to fill any sleepyhead with sweet dreams.


About Susan Pearson

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Susan Pearson has written more than twenty books for children, including the Eagle Eye Ernie mysteries and Silver Morning, of which ALA Booklist said, "The magic of a foggy morning is beautifully captured in Pearson's words....Children will be caught by [her] evocative text." Ms. Pearson is a children's book editor as well as an author and anthologist. Peter Malone began illustrating in 1994. In addition to being a children's book artist, he has taught at Bournemouth College of Art for fifteen years, designed postage stamps for the Royal Mail, and illustrated various articles for The New Yorker Magazine. His books include A World of Words by Tobi Tobias; Kingfisher Book of Fairy Tales by Vivian French; Gardens of the Imagination: A Literary Anthology by Sophie Biriotti; and The Adventures of Odysseus by Neil Philip.
Published June 1, 2002 by HarperCollins Publishers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Carl Sandburg’s “Baby Toes” (“There is a blue star, Janet, / Fifteen years’ ride from us, / If we ride a hundred miles an hour”) is paired with a female pilot holding sky charts and a small child sitting in the pilot’s seat of a bi-plane.

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Malone tackles more contemporary scenes with equal agility: the shadow of Dennis Lee's protective "Gentle Giant" looms over a suburban landscape and sends diminutive "bad men" scurrying;

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