Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805029314, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1996
A father and son drive into the night. As the sky turns shades of deep blue and purple they watch for night animals, swap baseball stories, and keep a lookout for eighteen wheelers. But they have miles to go before they can sleep, and it's a real challenge to stay awake for a whole night of driving.
Celebrating the relationship between a father and his son, John Coy's spare, poetic text and Peter McCarty's striking black-and-white drawings (complete with gas pumps, cafes, and truck stops) capture the warmth and nostalgia of a very special road trip.
Peter McCarty has never forgotten his first road trip that took him to twenty states in twenty-eight days. His whirlwind drive through the country provided the inspiration for these drawings.
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Peter McCarty is the illustrator of "Frozen Man" by David Getz. He makes his picture-book debut with "Night Driving."
"Perfect bedtime beckoning for would-be roamers."--The Horn Book, starred review
"A series of hushed, starlit illustrations creates the impending sense that magic is just around the bend."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer