The Lights and Types of Ships at Night

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10.4 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Dave Eggers is the award-winning author of many books for children and adults. He's the co-founder of 826 Valencia, a youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco which has inspired dozens of youth writing centers worldwide.

Annie Dills is an illustrator and designer from the Bay Area. When she's not working she's petting her large orange cat and then feverishly lint rolling her clothes.


"You may have heard of Dave Eggers. You may also have heard of this book, soaked in candy-colored lights and childlike hyperbole in service of beauty. Eggers takes the rudimentary idea of a picture book about boats and turns it into a collection of nighttime images that seep off the page into your dreams. Unforgettable."--Betsy Bird, Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library, and the former Youth Materials Specialist of New York Public Library"Eggers's engaging grandiosity, wry humor, and pitch-perfect pacing is seamlessly matched by Annie Dills's luminescent illustrations."--Lisa Von Drasek, Curator, University of Minnesota, Children's Literature Research Collections"With infectious enthusiasm the reader is led on a luminescent global journey from one shimmering seascape to the next. Seldom is the hidden magic in everyday things highlighted so brightly. All while learning a thing or two about the diversity of ships across the world."--Derek Spinei, Archivist, Los Angeles Maritime Museum"The first boats only had the stars and moon to light the way at night. They are still there, you can see them watching over the amazing scenes that leap off the pages in Dave Eggers's new picture book about boats. Annie Dills's creations will light up anyone's imagination, where boats will take on a new life, after dark."--David Payne, Curator-Historic Vessels, Australian National Maritime Museum