The Night Walk

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Two young children awake to the familiar sound of their mother’s voice. She urges them to get up and get dressed quickly. Still half asleep, they and their parents creep out under the darkness of the midnight sky. The sweet sounds of nature welcome them as they make their way through the serene countryside and then through the whispering forest. They approach a clearing and are transfixed by the reflection of a full moon on the lake. They trek up a hilltop where they await the climactic moment of the sun peeking out over the horizon, signaling the beginning of a new day.

This is a uniquely illustrated and thoughtful book that youngsters will embrace with open arms. The dark shades of black and blue contrasted against the bright hues of yellow and white will intrigue little ones. They’ll wonder why no other colors appear. Older children will recognize the captivating value of their exclusion.

Imagery is artfully woven throughout this masterful text. A house with “one eye open” and a train that “sliced through the darkness” are but two examples of this. Rich literary elements such as these make The Night Walk a perfect pick for early elementary school classrooms.

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Author Marie Dorleans
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Floris Books
Publish Date 2021-Apr-20
ISBN 9781782506393 Buy this Book
Issue April 2021
Category Children's