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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night - (Newbery Medal - Honors Title(s)) by Joyce Sidman (Hardcover)

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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night - (Newbery Medal - Honors Title(s)) by  Joyce Sidman (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book



Welcome to the night, where poet and printmaker offer a look at the intriguing creatures that linger in the very dark night wood. Full color.



Book Synopsis



A 2011 Newbery Honor Book

Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,
come smell your way among the trees,
come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:
Welcome to the night.

Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. Where the porcupette eats delicacies--raspberry leaves!--and coos and sings.

Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl--but do beware of the great horned owl--for it's wild and it's windy way out in the woods!
This Newbery Honor-winning picture book combines beautifully written poetry with facts of the forest and elaborate illustrations to form a marvelously engaging collection.



Review Quotes




"Allen's detailed yet moody prints encapsulate the mysteries and magic of the midnight hours. In Sidman's delicious poems, darkness is the norm, and there's nothing to fear but the rising sun."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This is a fine collection for classroom use at any time, but it'll bring extra impact to those who can find a way to share it at dusk with the lights dimmed, watching through the windows as the nocturnal ballet begins outside."--The Bulletin, starred review

"This picture book combines lyrical poetry and compelling art with science concepts."--Booklist, starred review

"The dark lines of Allen's skillful lino cut prints make the perfect accompaniment to a book of night poems, with their subtle colors allowing the reader to seek out the creatures slowly, just as one's eye becomes accustomed to finding things in the dark."--The Horn Book, starred review

"The bookmaking is beautiful with the concept of night lending itself generously to poetry. "--School Library Journal
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About the Author



Joyce Sidman is the award-winning poet of many fine books, including two Caldecott Honor books, Red Sings from Treetops and Song of the Water Boatman. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. www.joycesidman.com Rick Allen makes his Houghton Mifflin picture book debut with this very book. He produces myriad printed ephemerae at The Kenspeckle Letterpress in Duluth, Minnesota. www.kenspeckleletterpress.com
Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 10.8 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.05 Pounds
Suggested Age: 6-9 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Poetry
Series Title: Newbery Medal - Honors Title(s)
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Joyce Sidman
Language: English
Street Date: September 6, 2010
TCIN: 12766967
UPC: 9780547152288
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-5061
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 10.8 inches width x 10.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.05 pounds
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