Night Lunch

(Author) (Illustrator)

Product Details

$18.99  $17.66
Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
9.88 X 10.29 X 0.48 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

ERIC FAN is one of the internationally renowned Fan Brothers whose picture books include The Barnabus Project, The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky. Eric and Terry also illustrated the Chris Hadfield-penned picture book The Darkest Dark, Dashka Slater's The Antlered Ship and Beth Ferry's The Scarecrow. Recipients of the prestigious Sendak Fellowship, they have received a Governor General's Literary Award and the Dilys Evans Founder's Award from the Society of Illustrators, and were also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal among other honors.

DENA SEIFERLING is a highly acclaimed picture book author and illustrator and needle-felt artist who graduated with a B.F.A. and Visual Communications Degree from the Alberta University of the Arts, where she now works as an instructor. She is the illustrator of King Mouse, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, and its companion book Bear Wants to Sing. The Language of Flowers marked her exquisite debut as both author and illustrator.


A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2022
An Indigo Best Kids' Book of 2022
A Quill & Quire 2022 Book of the Year
One of Chicago Public Library's Best Picture Books of 2022
One of School Library Journal's CaldeNott Honor Books of 2022
One of Betsy Bird's Best 2022 Picture Book picks

"Fan weaves a nighttime spell of a story about kindness and sharing; Seiferling delivers a dreamlike world in beautiful sepia tones and textures, an idyllic atmosphere of light and shadows." --New York Times

"Spare, incantatory lines by Fan lay down a soothing rhythm for this nocturnal idyll . . . [a] memorable vision of a peaceable kingdom." --STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

"It's difficult to create stories that plug directly into the looping logic of the minds of very young children that are also smart and engaging enough for adults in charge of bedtime reading. It's equally difficult to create the kind of picture book that feels timeless, quiet, and subtle without losing the interest of children. . . . [Q]uietly engaging and carefully executed." --STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire

"Night Lunch does indeed capture the spooky-gauzy enchantment of the wee hours, but readers may leave the book less inclined to shut their eyes than to head to the kitchen. . . . Readers' own senses will be stirred by Seiferling's bewitching digital art." --STARRED REVIEW, Shelf Awareness

"Seiferling's use of scale and light beautifully captures [a] tender encounter. . . . The stunning illustrations bring a richness to the midnight tale that creates a mesmerizing visual world." --Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Jury/IBBY Canada

"Adults and children alike . . . will enjoy the subtle nuances of the book and the soft warmth of the characters. [A] good choice for a pajama storytime or bedtime tale . . . a tasty little treat." --Kirkus Reviews

"A hint of mischief animates this peaceful, harmonious alternative [to] noisier peeks at what animals really do at night . . . A pleaser for story time or bedtime, with distinctive art that adds quiet touches of humor and mystery." --School Library Journal

"[A] sweet and satisfying fantastical glimpse into what animals might be doing while humans sleep. . . . This creative and fun story should encourage children to imagine their own nighttime feasts." --Booklist

"[D]elightful to read aloud. . . . From the street signs with their era-appropriate fonts to the wooden-wheeled lunch cart adorned with fairy lights, the nighttime scenes are cozy. . . . Night Lunch is a nice bedtime book for younger children." --CM Reviews

"[A]n expertly done book about compassion and care. Eric Fan's spare text has a poetic, snappy quality that crackles and begs to be read aloud. . . . Together Seiferling and Fan create an unforgettable nocturnal experience, one that ultimately comforts and happily stays in the memory." --Mr. Brian's Picture Book Picks