Fiona Loves the Night

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9780060570316: Fiona Loves the Night

It is silent.

It is safe.

It is surprising.

Fiona loves the night.

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About the Author:

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include Arthur, For the Very First Time; The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt; Skylark; Caleb's Story; More Perfect Than the Moon; Grandfather's Dance; Word After Word After Word; and Kindred Souls. She is also the author of many much-loved picture books, including Three Names; All the Places to Love; What You Know First; Painting the Wind; Bittle; Who Loves Me?; Once I Ate a Pie; I Didn't Do It; Before You Came; and Cat Talk—several of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives with her husband and two border terriers in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.



Amanda Shepherd loves to watch the stars dance in the moonlight. She studied the fine art of finger painting to make this book. Originally from the Seattle area, she now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Gary, and Polly, the Hurricane Cat.



Emily MacLachlan Charest lives with her husband, her children, Sofia and Nicholas, two dogs, and one oversized cat, Romeo, who thinks he's a dog. She works with young children. She is the coauthor of Bittle, Painting the Wind, Once I Ate a Pie, and other books. She lives in Massachusetts.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 3—A little girl wakes up in the middle of the night. Her dog watches her go outside where "the night wraps around her like a velvet coat." The benevolent moon watches over her and smiles. She sees the stars, flowers that bloom only at night, and droplets of water hanging like jewels on a spider's web. She hears crickets, a barred owl, and a mockingbird. She runs through the garden where fireflies flash in the dark, and she feels as if she is running through stars. Then her dog comes to take her home. Through the lyrical text, children see the wonders that Fiona experiences. Shepherd places large images only partially shown against finger-painted backgrounds in shades of dark blue. Circles of color make the moon and stars soft and mysterious, and fireflies in the garden are as luminous as stars. The last spread shows Fiona and the moon looking remarkably alike. Librarians might pair Kevin Henkes's Kitten's First Full Moon (Greenwillow, 2004) with this story for a quiet but shining storytime.—Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN
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