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While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in. With an evocative text and radiant illustrations, this companion to Twilight Comes Twice offers a glimpse of nature’s nightlife long after bedtime.
About the Author
Ralph Fletcher is the author of many well-received books for children, including the novels Fig Pudding and Flying Solo, and the picture books Twilight Comes Twice, Grandpa Never Lies, and Circus Surprise. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. Visit him online at ralphfletcher.com.
Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Great Frog Race and Other Poems. She lives in Frisco, Colorado.
"pairs poetically intense writing with luminescent oils...rich in metaphor...peaceful reading either in season, or on any moonlit night." Kirkus Reviews
"lyrical offering...poetic prose...imaginative metaphors...draws readers into the text...luminous oil paintings...warm hues evoke homey, autumn scenes." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal
"Impressionistic oil paintings ...Descriptive text...peaceful...the dark beauty of the illustrations captures the magic of nighttime." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA
"a visual and linguistic pleasure...oil paintings gleam...text and art together create a sense of wonder...lyrical, child-friendly images" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly