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Smoky Night

Written by Eve Bunting & illustrated by David Diaz
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What's Smoky Night About

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Eve Bunting’s heartfelt story and David Diaz’s dramatic illustrations create a compelling child’s-eye view of urban violence. A young boy and his mother are forced to flee their apartment during a night of rioting in Los Angeles. Fires and looting force neighbors—who have always avoided one another—to come together in the face of danger and concern for their missing pets. David Diaz was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his bold acrylic paint and photo-collage illustrations.

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Who Wrote Smoky Night

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Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting has written more than two hundred books for young readers, including Pirate Boy (Holiday House), The Wedding, and Smoky Night (HMH Books for Young Readers), the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal. She lives in southern California.

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Who Illustrated Smoky Night

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David Diaz

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780152018849
Publication Date:
April 1, 1999
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
93014885
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
41241792
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0152018840
Lexile:
530L
Guided Reading Level:
O
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
10202
ATOS Book Level:
2.4
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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