Storm In The Night

Paperback | September 30, 1990

byMary Stolz

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Storm in the night.
Thunder like mountains blowing up.
Lightning licking the navy-blue sky.
Rain streaming down the windows,
babbling in the downspouts.
And Grandfather? . . .
And Thomas? . . .
And Ringo, the cat?
They were in the dark.

Too early to go to bed, and with only flashes of lightning to see by, Thomas and his grandfather happily find themselves re-discovering the half-forgotten scents and sounds of their world, and having a wonderful time learning important, new things about each other in a spirited conversation sparked by darkness.

Mary Stolz and Pat Cummings have each brought their unique talents to this lyrical tale about a magical, stormy night and a special relationship.

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Thomas and his cat live with Grandfather. One night during a thunderstorm, the electricity goes off, leaving them in the dark. The old man begins to tell Thomas about his experience on a similar night when he was a boy and was very frightened. Grandfather's gentle tale allows Thomas to relax and admit his own fear.

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Storm in the night. Thunder like mountains blowing up.Lightning licking the navy-blue sky.Rain streaming down the windows,babbling in the downspouts.And Grandfather? . . .And Thomas? . . .And Ringo, the cat?They were in the dark.Too early to go to bed, and with only flashes of lightning to see by, Thomas and his grandfather happily fin...

Mary Stolz published her first book for young people in 1950 with Ursula Nordstrom and never looked back. Since then, she has written more than sixty books, been published in nearly thirty languages, and received two Newbery Honors (for Belling the Tiger and The Noonday Friends). The Bully of Barkham Street is the sequel to A Dog on Ba...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.08 inPublished:September 30, 1990Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064432564

ISBN - 13:9780064432566

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Thomas and his cat live with Grandfather. One night during a thunderstorm, the electricity goes off, leaving them in the dark. The old man begins to tell Thomas about his experience on a similar night when he was a boy and was very frightened. Grandfather's gentle tale allows Thomas to relax and admit his own fear.

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"Thomas, a young [African-American] child, and his grandfather are alone one stormy night when the lights go off. Thomas says he is not afraid but when he asks for a story, Grandfather tells about a time when he was very scared indeed. With striking artwork and words as mesmerizing as the art, this story about the nature of fear and human nature is wonderful." (Booklist)