Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

Written by Joyce Sidman & illustrated by Rick Allen
6 - 9
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Sep 6, 2010
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A 2011 Newbery Honor Book Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze, come smell your way among the trees, come touch rough bark and leathered leaves: Welcome to the night. Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. Where the porcupette eats delicacies–raspberry leaves!–and coos and sings. Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl–but do beware of the great horned owl–for it’s wild and it’s windy way out in the woods! This Newbery Honor-winning picture book combines beautifully written poetry with facts of the forest and elaborate illustrations to form a marvelously engaging collection.

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animalsbirdsbugs and insectsHalloweenholidaysmammalsnightscience and naturetrees and forestsforest animals


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    September 6, 2010
    Clarion Books
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    6 - 9 years
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