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Twilight Chant

Holly Thompson, Jen Betton (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A lyrical exploration of the transition between day and night and of the animals who thrive during this special time.

As day slips softly into night, sharp eyes catch glimpses of the special creatures who are active at dusk.

Lyrical text and lush art capture the richness and life of this magical time in a sumptuous picture book that will inspire budding naturalists and anyone who has ever chased a lightning bug at twilight. An author’s note about twilight is included.

Praise For Twilight Chant

"A lovely, lyrical visual and verbal exploration of the wonders of twilight."—Kirkus Reviews   "A lovely science picture book."--Booklist   "A visually and poetically beautiful title that sneaks in some animal facts as well. Perfect for storytime or individual sharing. A must-have for most libraries."--School Library Journal

Clarion Books, 9780544586482, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

About the Author

Holly Thompson was raised in New England and is a longtime resident of Japan. The author of the children’s novels in verse Falling Into the Dragon’s Mouth, The Language Inside, and Orchards, Holly teaches creative writing and splits her time between Japan and Massachusetts. Visit her online at and on Twitter at @hatbooks.