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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gibbs Smith
Publication date March 15, 2010
Pages 32
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781578051717
ISBN-10 1578051711
Dimensions 0.25 by 8.50 by 10.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
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A picture-book classic available for the first time in paperback.

When day is done, the sun streaks the desert sky with flame. Soon the stars come out, and with them, a host of creatures. Bats spill from a hillside cave; insects seek out the sweet fruit of the saguaro; and a lone coyote sings his haunting song to the moon.

Spare, lyrical words and luminous, richly textured pictures reveal the mysterious, hidden world of the desert night in this beautiful volume. . . .Deceptively simple, the words create an elegant repetitious rhythm that combines the immediacy of onomatopoeia with subtle, musical lines. . . . Quiet but not serene, the paintings evoke the mystery and unsettling beauty in the vibrant, stark landscape.

Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than one hundred books for young readers. She lives in San Marino, California.

Ed Young has written and/or illustrated more than seventy-five children's books, including Lon Po Po, winner of the 1990 Randolph Caldecott Medal, and two Caldecott Honor Books. He lives in Westchester County, New York.



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Hardcover
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from Sierra Club Juveniles (April 1, 2000)
9780871564917 | details & prices | 9.00 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
About: As the heat of the desert day fades into night, various nocturnal animals, including bats, coyotes, and snakes, venture out to find food.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Gibbs Smith (March 15, 2010)
9781578051717 | details & prices | 32 pages | 8.50 × 10.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A picture-book classic available for the first time in paperback.

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