A mother soothes her restless child with descriptions of all the people who are working through the night, such as bakers, astronomers, delivery workers, nurses, doctors, and more.
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PreSchool-Grade 2-- `` . . . when it's very very late/ when even dogs dream/ and there's deep sleep. . . ''--then the night workers, the cleaners, the bakers, the astronomers begin their tasks. The romantic, poetic prose conveys the sense of mystery and stillness surrounding late-night activities. The realistic, yet atmospheric, illustrations are full of shadows and have an air-brushed look that softens all forms. Both text and artwork capture a hint of humankind's ambivalent feelings toward night. Some pictures, such as the dark street shown from the vantage point of a feral cat prowling through the trash, or the dim view across a hospital ward where an old person takes his last breath play into readers' subconscious fears. Others, such as the astronomer looking out through the open dome of the observatory ``watching the good black sky,'' give evocative glimpses of space. There is also a reassuring sense of security in scenes of a bakery, or a baby newborn or a mother hushing a cranky child. This is a mood piece rather than a straightforward explanation of nocturnal happenings, valuable for the feelings it awakens. --Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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Book Description Macmillan, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Eachus, Jennifer (illustrator). First U.S. Edition. Orig pub by Walker Books, London. About those people that work while we sleep like street cleaners, bakers, nurses, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 1351
Book Description Atheneum, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027435458
Book Description Atheneum, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110027435458
Book Description Atheneum. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0027435458 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0942216