Title: Smoky Night
Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company, New York NY
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Diaz, David
Book Condition: Very Good Plus
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Not Signed
Edition: 1st Edition
First printing of this 1995 Caldecott Medal Winner. Jacket does not have the award sticker. Some of the pages of the book have a crease at the very edge of the page (a minor flaw; please see the photo of this), hence the low price on this true first. The pages are otherwise clean and crisp, in new and unread condition. Near Fine, price-clipped jacket. Please see photos. First Edition Stated; "A" in Letter Sequ. Bookseller Inventory # 80101903
Synopsis: In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. ?Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.?--The Bulletin
Review: This is a story about cats -- and people -- who couldn't get along until a smoky and fearful night brings them together.
The Los Angeles riots made author Eve Bunting wonder about what riots meant to the children who live through them -- and what we can all learn from such upheavals. She has written more than 100 books for children and young adults, including Night Tree and Summer Wheels, and many deal thoughtfully with difficult issues.
Smoky Night was the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal; an American Library Association Notable Children's Book; a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and a Parent's Choice Award.
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