Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 40 Pages, 8.66 × 8.66 × 0 in
Published: September 14, 2004
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553112449
ISBN - 13: 9780553112443
About the Book
"Bradbury's story of a boy who conquers his fear of the night with the help of a child named Dark has been newly illustrated with appropriately mysterious, dramatic artwork."--"The Horn Book."
From the Publisher
A LONELY LITTLE boy who is scared of the dark sits in his room
alone, with only light for company, until a little girl named Dark
appears and shows him that light switches don't just switch off the
light-they switch on the night. And to switch on the night is to
switch on the stars, the moon, the crickets, and the frogs. With
the Dillons' dreamlike illustrations, Switch on the Night
is sure to reassure any child who has felt afraid of the unkown;
the story will also impress adult readers with its imaginative
approach to understanding that which is different.
"Bradbury's story of a boy who conquers his fear of the night with
the help of a child named Dark has been newly illustrated with
appropriately mysterious, dramatic artwork, clearly influenced by
M. C. Escher's work."-The Horn Book
"The Dillons' interpretation works well intellectually and
About the Author
Ray Bradbury, the famous science fiction author,
wrote this story in 1955 to help his own son overcome fear of the
dark. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Leo and Diane Dillon have
received two Caldecott Medals and a Coretta Scott King Award for
their distinguished illustrations.
"[The] story has that vivid sense of magic that infuses all of
Bradbury''s poetic writing. The illustrations enhance this
otherworldly mood. . . . [A] gem, visually appealing in art and
design, strongly atmospheric, and founded on an ingenious strategy
for coping with a common fear."
--School Library Journal
From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.