Firefighters in the Dark

Firefighters in the Dark

By Dashka Slater; Nicoletta Ceccoli (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618554591, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006


At night, a girl hears the sirens from the fire station near her house.
Even though it is dark outside, she knows where they are going: to a castle, to a garden, all the way to Pluto . . .

Dashka Slater and Nicoletta Ceccoli have crafted a dreamy ode to firefighters everywhere and the big, brave, spectacular feats they accomplish every day, and every night—all the world over.

About the Author

Nicoletta lives and works in San Marino, Italy. Awarded with the Andersen prize, "baia delle favole" as best Italian illustrator of the year in 2001, Nicoletta has also received the silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York.

Praise For Firefighters in the Dark

Slater and Ceccoli are ideally paired, with the incantatory rhythms of the prose mirroring the velvety surfaces and Zen-like vibe of the acrylic and pastel paintings. The result is a book that's both engrossing and lulling--a wonderfully offbeat choice for bedtime.
Publishers Weekly