Smoky Night

Eve Bunting (Author) David Diaz (Illustrator)

Product Details

$7.99  $7.35
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
April 01, 1999
9.98 X 0.13 X 9.96 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 has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura BelprΓ© Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern 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