On the Night You Were Born
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On the Night You Were Born

By (author) Nancy Tillman , Illustrated by Nancy Tillman

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"On the night you were born, " "the moon smiled with such wonder" "that the stars peeked in to see you " "and the night wind whispered." ""Life will never be the same.""On the night you were born, the whole world came alive with thanksgiving. The moon stayed up till morning. The geese flew home to celebrate. Polar bears danced.On the night you were born you brought wonder and magic to the world. Here is a book that celebrates you. It is meant to be carried wherever life takes you, over all the roads, through all the years. This debut picture book by Nancy Tillman has touched the hearts of readers of all ages, from the youngest readers, to new mothers, to grandparents. A "New York Times" and "Publishers Weekly" bestselling book, "On the Night You Were Born" is sure to be a beloved addition to family libraries.

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  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 254 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • 17 Oct 2006
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York
  • English
  • Feiwel & Friend.
  • 0312346069
  • 9780312346065
  • 2,345

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Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the "New York Times" best-selling picture book "On the Night You Were Born" and its companion journal, "The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year." Her other books include "Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You," "The Spirit of Christmas" and "Tumford the Terrible." A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.

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Praise for "On the Night You Were Born": .,."one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --"Publishers Weekly""A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child . . . New parents and grandparents will get teary as they celebrate with the author the wonder and marvel that is their newborn baby, while young listeners will be thrilled at being the center of creation's attention . . . Perfect for lap sharing with a beloved little one." --Kirkus Reviews """"

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"You are the one and only "ever" you."

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"On the night you were born, ""the moon smiled with such wonder""that the stars peeked in to see you ""and the night wind whispered."""Life will never be the same."" On the night you were born, the whole world came alive with thanksgiving. The moon stayed up till morning. The geese flew home to celebrate. Polar bears danced.On the night you were born you brought wonder and magic to the world. Here is a book that celebrates you. It is meant to be carried wherever life takes you, over all the roads, through all the years.Nancy Tillman is a successful greeting card designer and former advertising executive who created "On the Night You Were Born "to convey to children, at an early and impressionable age, that "You are the one and only ever you." Nancy Tillman lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their two children.

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