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The Longest Night

Marion Dane Bauer, Ted Lewin (Illustrator)


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It is the longest night of the year, and the snow lies deep. All through the forest, animals long for dawn's warmth. Strong and clever creatures boast that only they can bring back the sun. But the wind knows better. The wind calls Chickadee, whose simple song wakes the sun. In this lyrical story from Marion Dane Bauer with breathtaking watercolors by Ted Lewin, it will take a tiny and gentle creature to summon a new day.

Holiday House, 9780823420544, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009

About the Author

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of On My Honor, a Newbery Honor Book, and The Longest Night, illustrated by Ted Lewin. She lives in Minnesota.

Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in New York City. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to places such as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India. He was awarded a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in Peppe the Lamplighter by Elise Bartone.