Title: SWITCH ON THE NIGHT (Signed + Photo)
Publisher: NY: Knopf, 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
First Reprint edition, first printing thus, hardback in AS NEW/AS NEW condition (no marks/flaws; dustjacket comes in a protective mylar cover). This copy was SIGNED by RAY BRADBURY on the title page (simply signed, not inscribed to anyone). This, the only children's picture book by Ray Bradbury, was first published in 1955, then it was reprinted in 1993 to include the striking illustrations by the Caldecott Medal winners Leo & Diane Dillon. The edition offered here for sale is a reprint of the 1993 edition, in a slightly larger format and including a dustjacket. Also included is a GLOSSY PHOTO of the legendary author at the signing event. Bookseller Inventory # 511
Synopsis: A new, larger trim size and a handsome jacket make this reissue by premier science fiction author Ray Bradbury and Caldecott Medal-winning artists Leo and Diane Dillon a stunning gift book.
A little boy likes lanterns and lamps, but he doesn't like light switches because they turn off the light. Then one day, a little girl named Dark shows up at his door. She helps the boy to see light switches as turning on the night, rather than turning off the light. And when he switches on the night, he also switches on the stars and moon and the crickets and frogs. Sure to reassure any child who has felt afraid of the unknown, Switch On the Night will also impress adult readers with its subtle message about things that are "dark" and its imaginative approach to understanding that which is different.
From the Back Cover:
"[The] story has that vivid sense of magic that infuses all of Bradbury's poetic writing. The illustrations enhance this otherworldly mood. . . . [A] gem, visually appealing in art and design, strongly atmospheric, and founded on an ingenious strategy for coping with a common fear."
--School Library Journal
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