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Night in the Country

Illustrated by Mary Szilagyi

    About The Book

    There is no night so dark, so black as night in the country. And while the people dream of daytime things, the nighttime world awakens. Owls swoop, a rabbit patters, and in the yard an apple falls -- pump! -- from the tree.
    Listen. Go to the window. Across the field a light glows. Who else is up so late? Who else watches and hears the sights and sounds of night in the country -- the many stirrings of silence, the many colors of the dark?
    Lyrical text and velvety pictures present a very different kind of nighttime: a mysterious, moving night that will lull small children to sleep.

    About The Author

    Photograph courtesy of the author

    Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, Motor Mouse, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

    About The Illustrator

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (April 30, 1986)
    • Length: 32 pages
    • ISBN13: 9780027772104
    • Grades: P - 3
    • Ages: 4 - 8
    • Lexile ® AD580L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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    Awards and Honors

    • Caldecott Honor Book
    • CBC/NSTA Outstandng Science Book for Children
    • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
    • Notable Children's Trade Book Language (AR)
    • Arizona Young Reader Book Award
    • Buckeye Children's Book Award (OH)

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