The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf

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The wonder of nighttime comes to life in this breathtaking debut

When the Insomniacs move twelve time zones away for Mrs. Insomniac's new job, the family has an impossible time adapting to the change. They try everything to fall asleep at night--take hot baths, count to one thousand, sip mugs of milk--but nothing helps. Venturing out into the dark, they learn there is a whole world still awake and a beauty in their new and unconventional schedule.

Ideal for bedtime reading, this gorgeous and lyrical story celebrates nighttime's mystery and magic.
 

About Karina Wolf

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The Brothers Hilts are Ben (the older one) and Sean (the younger one). They work as a team illustrating, designing and constantly comparing to see whose ideas are better. They too are the products of an insomniac family and a long line of people who stay up late into the night. They now live and work in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Karina Wolf is a lifelong insomniac and a debut picture book author. Karina studied literature and film in New York, Paris and Dublin, and she works in television and film production. She lives in Manhattan with her dogs, Luca and Barry Manilow.
 
Published August 16, 2012 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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They decide to “give night a try.” Mika keeps pets—a bandicoot and a fennec fox, among others—and attends night school online;

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Future fans of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean will thrill to this after-dark debut from Wolf, with shadowy illustrations by Ben and Sean Hilts. After a move across “twelve time zones” to a new residence,

Jun 18 2012 | Read Full Review of The Insomniacs

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"The Insomniacs" by Karina Wolf and illustrated by The Brothers Hilts is a lovely picture book about a family who just couldn't go to sleep.

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Examiner

"The insomniacs" by Karina Wolf and illustrated by the Brothers Hilts is about a family, the Insomniacs, who have to move twelve time zones away for work.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that The Insomniacs is a delightfully original picture book about a family that, after moving through 12 time zones, finds they can no longer sleep at night.

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