40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.13 in
April 20, 1999
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0152018840
ISBN - 13: 9780152018849
From the Publisher
Eve Bunting's heartfelt story and David Diaz's dramatic illustrations create a compelling child's-eye view of urban violence. A young boy and his mother are forced to flee their apartment during a night of rioting in Los Angeles. Fires and looting force neighbors-who have always avoided one another-to come together in the face of danger and concern for their missing pets. David Diaz was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his bold acrylic paint and photo-collage illustrations.
About the Author
EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winningSmoky Night,illustrated by David Diaz,The Wall,Fly Away Home, andTrain to Somewhere. She lives in Southern 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.
"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