Smoky Night

Smoky Night

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In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter.'Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage.Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms...Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.'--The Bulletin
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 248.9 x 254 x 5.08mm | 204.12g
  • THOMSON LEARNING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0152018840
  • 9780152018849
  • 68,698

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
A Hungry Mind Review Book of Distinction
A Publishers Weekly Children's Bestseller
A Parents' Choice Award Winner
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

"Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching." --The Bulletin

"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
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6,195 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 36% (2,204)
4 31% (1,920)
3 23% (1,430)
2 7% (443)
1 3% (198)
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