William and the Night Train
Publication Date: March 2001
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Tonight everyone's riding the night train -- mothers and fathers, teachers and jugglers -- they're all sleepyheads, ready for bed, ready to ride the train to Tomorrow. Everyone, that is, except wide-awake William, who is too excited to sleep. William can't resist exploring the train from end to end, discovering its secrets, until his mother convinces him that the train won't go and Tomorrow won't come until he settles down and shuts his eyes . . .
With dreamy illustrations and a text filled with a rocking bedtime rhythm, this appealing picture book captures the anticipation felt by any child who is setting out on an exciting new journey.
Mij Kelly is the author of several books for children. She lives in York, England. Alison Jay lives in London, England. She is also the creator of Picture This, hailed by Booklist for its "spectacular" illustrations.
*"Kelly’s subtle rhymes and gently progressive story, along with Jay’s dreamlike paintings . . . engage children in a fantasy about a train destined for Tomorrow . . . A visually exciting and satisfying story." --Starred, Booklist