The Night Library (Hardcover)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9781524717988, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
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After a young boy goes to sleep upset that he's getting a book for his birthday, he's visited in the night by Patience and Fortitude, the two stone lions who guard the New York Public Library. Soon, he's magically whisked away from his cozy home in the Bronx, and the two mighty lions show him the wonder of the library. There, the inquisitive Latino boy discovers the power of books and their role not only in his own life, but also in the lives of the people he loves.
Raul Colon's gorgeous, rich art creates an immersive world in this book about books, which is sure to capture the imaginations of kids and adults and inspire them to grab their library cards and dive into the worlds of stories.
About the Author
RAUL COLON is the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children's books, including Tomas and the Library Lady and Dona Flor, and has received Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators.
Praise For The Night Library…
Colón’s gorgeous art paired with Zeltser’s text creates a dreamy, magical world in this book about books. VERDICT Sure to inspire people of all ages to pick up a book and experience the magic that unfolds.
-School Library Journal
The author of Ninja Baby (2015) opts here for a pensive tone, well suited to this dream fantasy. Colón's mixed-media scratchboard-style art complements the wistful text as the characters roam from the Bronx toManhattan and into the library's grand hall and children's room. ... this should please bibliophiles of all ages.