The Night World

by Mordicai Gerstein

Book, 2015

Barcode

123462324

Call number

E 500 GER

Collection

Publication

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2015), Edition: Illustrated, 40 pages

Description

Sylvie the cat persuades her boy to go into the darkness very late at night, where they are greeted by the shadows of roses and other flowers, and by nocturnal animals who whisper, "it's almost here."

User reviews

LibraryThing member Rosa.Mill
A young child's cat wakes him up late one night (or maybe it's early in the morning) and ushers him through his house in the dark so that they can catch the sunrise. The artwork on this is utterly and completely gorgeous. The creep through the house is done in black and grayish sepia tones and then
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once they are out in the yard the sun slowly creeps in, and then full color spreads of the sunrise. The artwork alone makes it worthwhile; the author perfectly catching the excitement of creeping through the house late at night while everyone else is asleep is an added bonus.
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LibraryThing member untitled841
Sime say the colors are too bright. But it's a very sweet story.
LibraryThing member Rosa.Mill
A young child's cat wakes him up late one night (or maybe it's early in the morning) and ushers him through his house in the dark so that they can catch the sunrise. The artwork on this is utterly and completely gorgeous. The creep through the house is done in black and grayish sepia tones and then
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once they are out in the yard the sun slowly creeps in, and then full color spreads of the sunrise. The artwork alone makes it worthwhile; the author perfectly catching the excitement of creeping through the house late at night while everyone else is asleep is an added bonus.
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LibraryThing member Rosa.Mill
A young child's cat wakes him up late one night (or maybe it's early in the morning) and ushers him through his house in the dark so that they can catch the sunrise. The artwork on this is utterly and completely gorgeous. The creep through the house is done in black and grayish sepia tones and then
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once they are out in the yard the sun slowly creeps in, and then full color spreads of the sunrise. The artwork alone makes it worthwhile; the author perfectly catching the excitement of creeping through the house late at night while everyone else is asleep is an added bonus.
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LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Gerstein beautifully captures the mysterious magic of nighttime and the gloriousness of sunrise.
LibraryThing member Rosa.Mill
A young child's cat wakes him up late one night (or maybe it's early in the morning) and ushers him through his house in the dark so that they can catch the sunrise. The artwork on this is utterly and completely gorgeous. The creep through the house is done in black and grayish sepia tones and then
Show More
once they are out in the yard the sun slowly creeps in, and then full color spreads of the sunrise. The artwork alone makes it worthwhile; the author perfectly catching the excitement of creeping through the house late at night while everyone else is asleep is an added bonus.
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LibraryThing member carrier3
The reader is engaged in this book by the mysterious journey that that the cat brings the little boy on. He awakens the boy during the night, where everything is dark and looks different than he's used to during the daytime. The illustrations demonstrate this darkness. Finally, we realize that the
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cat wants to show the little boy the sunrise, and the artwork introduces color at the ending pages.
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LibraryThing member mitsya
Stunning use of black. Just a gorgeous picture book- so much action with no color, then when the sun rises... Lovely as a lap book for toddlers/preschool. Story times: night (duh.) cats, stars, moon, black/white.
LibraryThing member klamproe
A boy is woken by his cat in the middle of the night. They find themselves in the night world, where shadows live. The boy and his v=cat go outside and watch as the sun banishes the night world as they greet a new day.
LibraryThing member melodyreads
spectacular book, starting in shadow and quiet, and even a talking cat -
LibraryThing member amandabock
Oh, Mordecai Gerstein, could I possibly love your work any more? A simple beginning leads to growing anticipation as a boy and his cat wait for dawn. When it finally comes, it's like arriving in Oz itself. For your own good, don't flip ahead to the last pages until you read your way there.
LibraryThing member Kaethe
I'm a night person, so I love pretty illustrations of night. Plus there's a cat. I went away for four days, and considered seeing a cat walk into a store a high point. As did my traveling companion, so don't judge.

Library copy

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

11.25 inches

ISBN

0316188220 / 9780316188227

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