Smoky Night

Smoky Night Cover

Smoky Night

By Eve Bunting; David Diaz (Illustrator)

Voyager Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780152018849, 36pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1999

Description
Eve Bunting's heartfelt story and David Diaz's dramatic illustrations create a compelling child s-eye view of urban violence. A young boy and his mother are forced to flee their apartment during a night of rioting in Los Angeles. Fires and looting force neighbors who have always avoided one another to come together in the face of danger and concern for their missing pets. David Diaz was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his bold acrylic paint and photo-collage illustrations.


Praise For Smoky Night

"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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