Smoky Night

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$7.99  $7.35
Clarion Books
Publish Date
9.98 X 9.96 X 0.13 inches | 0.44 pounds

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About the Author

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
David Diaz won the Caldecott Medal in 1995 for Smoky Night. He is the illustrator of many other popular children's books as well, including December, Roadrunner's Dance, Going Home, and Wilma Unlimited. Diaz is also an accomplished potter, and he has sold his work to collectors throughout the country. He lives in Carlsbad, California.


Winner of the Caldecott Medal
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
A Hungry Mind Review Book of Distinction
A Publishers Weekly Children's Bestseller
A Parents' Choice Award Winner
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

"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

"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