Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting, David Diaz

In this Caldecott Medal-winning modern classic, a young boy and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter during a night of rioting.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780152018849
  • ISBN-10: 0152018840
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 04/01/1999
  • Carton Quantity: 50
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  • About the Book
    Winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal 

     

    In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. “Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.”--The Bulletin

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    "Monumental.”—The New York Times Book Review

    "Visually exciting.”—Publishers Weekly

    "A memorable, thought-provoking book.”—The Horn Book

    "Outstandingly handsome...an excellent vehicle for discussion.”—Kirkus Reviews

    "[A] powerful story.”—School Library Journal

    "A remarkable book.”—The Hungry Mind Review

    "Bunting takes a serious subject...and makes it understandable for children.”—Instructor

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