Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | April 20, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. "Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching."--The Bulletin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 9.84 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: April 20, 1999

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0152018840

ISBN - 13: 9780152018849

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 9.84 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: April 20, 1999

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0152018840

ISBN - 13: 9780152018849

From the Publisher

In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. "Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching."--The Bulletin

About the Author

EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.

From Our Editors

During a night of riots in Los Angeles, a little boy and his mother have to abandon their apartment. They aren't the only ones driven from their homes by the fires and looting: neighbours from all around find themselves depending on each other. Among the chaos emerge feelings of friendship and understanding in Eve Bunting's child's-eye tale of urban violence. Smoky Night's Caldecott Medal-winning illustrations by David Diaz will win your heart.

Editorial Reviews

"Monumental."-The New York Times Book Review
"Visually exciting."-Publishers Weekly
"A memorable, thought-provoking book."-The Horn Book
"Outstandingly handsome...an excellent vehicle for discussion."-Kirkus Reviews
"[A] powerful story."-School Library Journal
"A remarkable book."-The Hungry Mind Review
"Bunting takes a serious subject...and makes it understandable for children."-Instructor

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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