The Night Watchman by Jean-baptiste LabruneThe Night Watchman by Jean-baptiste Labrune

The Night Watchman

byJean-baptiste Labrune, Jeremie Fischer

Hardcover | October 25, 2015

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For their own safety, the people
who live in this fortified city are
not allowed to leave their homes
after dusk. After curfew, a strange
character with a lamp —the Night
Watchman —patrols the winding
streets and alleyways, assisted by
birds on the rooftops, dogs in the
lanes, and rats underground. As
both guardian and policeman, the
Night Watchman will relentlessly
hunt down any intruder who threatens
the peace and security of his city.
Nothing and no one has disturbed
his nightly routine —until now …
A beautifully written story full
of suspense, The Night Watchman
tells a fascinating tale of surveillance,
betrayal, friendship, and
love. Jérémie Fischer’s remarkable
images elevate the book to an
artful illustrated novel, and Jean-
Baptiste Labrune’s words render it
a modern classic with a narrative
relatable on many levels.
Title:The Night WatchmanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.94 × 6.75 × 1.07 inPublished:October 25, 2015Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3899557492

ISBN - 13:9783899557497

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Editorial Reviews

"The action is as stylized as Fischer's art-deco screen-print illustrations . . . both the tone and the distinctive art play up (the story’s) melodrama." —Kirkus"This striking and clever mix between a graphic novel, chapter book and picture book is a great transitional read for children who are starting to widen their reading material." —"Blurring the lines between picture book, fiction, and comics, this distinctive illustrated novel by a European team defies easy categorization; part noir detective story and part fable, Labrune’s narrative flexes and shimmers with bold magical realism." —Publisher’s Weekly"Yet those who give themselves over to it may find themselves entranced." —Publisher’s Weekly"Its lyrical text and borderline-abstract art...beg to be examined more closely. It is a gorgeously-illustrated novel." —