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The Night Walk



written and illustrated by
Marie Dorléans

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Floris Books
Imprint
Floris Books
ISBN
9781782506393

Awards and Honors
2021 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books
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An award-winning picture book about a family's midnight adventure -- a contemporary Owl Moon.

Mama opened our bedroom door. "Wake up, you two," she whispered. "Let's go, so we get there on time."

Excited, the sleepy family step outside into a beautiful summer night. The world is quiet and shadowy, filled with fresh smells and amazing sights. Is this what they miss when they're asleep?

Together, they walk out of their sleeping village. What will they find in the dark landscape?

This beautiful and evocative book movingly recalls family trips and the excitement of unknown adventure, while celebrating the awe-inspiring joy of the natural world.Three-color illustrations were hand-drawn, using graphite pencil and watercolor paints, and finished digitally.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10 4/5" x 7 7/10"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Families. Family life. Night. Walking. Hiking. Nature and the natural world.

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Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Awakened by their mother’s voice and a sliver of light through their bedroom door, two children sleepily dress so they can “get there on time.” Where they’re going is a mystery for readers, but the family of four ventures eagerly into the dark within the immersive full-bleed double-page spreads. Some stark, some diffuse, and some barely visible white lights pierce the blue-hued night world as the family members make their way past darkened homes and a brightly lit hotel toward a star-encrusted horizon. Beyond the town, they see curled-up cows and a faraway train “slic[ing] through the darkness.” The poetic, evocative text immerses readers in a nocturnal world; as the family finds its way through the woods, for example, “the bark smelled comforting.” With urgency, yet in awe, the family stops to rendezvous with the moon’s reflection upon the surface of a hidden pond and to lie back and gaze in wonder at the night sky. Painstaking line and graphite-pencil shading create depth and dimension for the various tree-lined, rocky, and mountainous terrains depicted along the way. At long last, the four gather atop a boulder to witness the break of dawn—that’s where we were going. This hushed, intimate picture book creates a respite from the demands of the daytime world and pulls readers into a moment of pure wonder and peace. GRACE MCKINNEY

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Awakened by their mother’s voice and a sliver of light through their bedroom door, two children sleepily dress so they can “get there on time.” Where they’re going is a mystery for readers, but the family of four ventures eagerly into the dark within the immersive full-bleed double-page spreads. Some stark, some diffuse, and some barely visible white lights pierce the blue-hued night world as the family members make their way past darkened homes and a brightly lit hotel toward a star-encrusted horizon. Beyond the town, they see curled-up cows and a faraway train “slic[ing] through the darkness.” The poetic, evocative text immerses readers in a nocturnal world; as the family finds its way through the woods, for example, “the bark smelled comforting.” With urgency, yet in awe, the family stops to rendezvous with the moon’s reflection upon the surface of a hidden pond and to lie back and gaze in wonder at the night sky. Painstaking line and graphite-pencil shading create depth and dimension for the various tree-lined, rocky, and mountainous terrains depicted along the way. At long last, the four gather atop a boulder to witness the break of dawn—that’s where we were going. This hushed, intimate picture book creates a respite from the demands of the daytime world and pulls readers into a moment of pure wonder and peace. GRACE MCKINNEY

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