Elsa And The Night by Jons MellgrenElsa And The Night by Jons Mellgren

Elsa And The Night

byJons Mellgren

Hardcover | May 8, 2014

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In a very poetic way, Elsa and the Night tells the story of an extraordinary friendship. Can one make friends with the night? In this story, Elsa can! How, may you ask, could someone even meet the night? Well, one day Elsa is sitting at her kitchen table and, because she is bored, counting the raisins in her cereal. She then suddenly hears a sound coming from under the sofa. When she investigates and catches the thing making the noise, she realizes that it's neither an animal nor a ghost. It's the night. Because Elsa winds up hiding the night in her cookie jar--and giving it a few of her raisins--the day outside doesn't end. When she takes the night out of its hiding place, it has the chance to hear her talk about her adventures with her friend, an elephant named Olaf. Elsa tells the night that she is very sad because Olaf got sick and no medicine was able to help him. The night not only listens to Elsa, but also accompanies her on a heartwarming and moving journey where it cares for her, protects her, and finally carries her through the town in its arms.
Title:Elsa And The NightFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.69 × 9.69 × 0.38 inPublished:May 8, 2014Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3899557166

ISBN - 13:9783899557169

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Story. This book is about lost and how one goes on... it is told simply enough that a young child can identify. Relayed with humour and compassion. Lovely illustrations. We've given multiple copies of this to friends and acquaintances alike!
Date published: 2016-11-23

Editorial Reviews

"In this beautifully dark and touching tale, Elsa struggles to cope with the loss of a dear friend (a struggle that manifests itself in an epic 30 year bout of insomnia). With the help of a mysterious visitor, she is finally able to put her grief to rest and find enough peace to accept a good night's sleep." --Huffington Post"The story is unique and introspective. Simple but not simplistic. Absolutely beautiful…I plan to keep reading this over and over again." —The Reading Ninja"Strange and memorable, it’s the kind of story whose fans will be passionate…" - Publisher’s Weekly (Star Review)