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The Night Walk

Cover: 'The Night Walk'

Staff Review: "The Night Walk" by Marie Dorleans, Polly Lawson


A delightful picture book translated from French, The Night Walk is about a family that rises early to go on a long walk. They walk away from their town past fields, through the woods, by a lake, and up some rocky hills. Finally, we see what they walked all that way for: the sunrise.

On the journey, descriptive words awaken all the senses—a shrieking train, the glittering sky, the scent of grass and bark, the damp earth, finding footing in the darkness. The deep blues and blacks of the illustrations really do appear as night vision. This peaceful story is a great book to share at bedtime!

Audience: children | Genre: fiction

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