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Publisher Comments:

Henry cannot sleep. The sounds of the village keep him awake. If only he could find the whippoorwill, the night bird no one sees, and hear its sweet song! Henry takes his night jar, fills it with fireflies, and sets off with the lantern to track his elusive serenader. But each time he draws near, the bird stops singing and flies deeper into the woods. Henry encounters many wonderful creatures there, but will he ever find his night bird? And where will the whippoorwill ultimately lead him?

In this fifth book of the Henry series, D. B. Johnson recreates the wonder of Henry David Thoreaus moonlit walks, and shines a quiet comfort into the mysterious night woods.

Review:

"Johnson and Michelin (Zuzu's Wishing Cake) collaborate on this ethereal addition to Johnson's Henry series, based on Thoreau's writing. Henry the bear explores the nighttime forest, tracking an elusive whippoorwill and capturing, then freeing, fireflies and tadpoles in a glass jar. Henry begins his evening in a beech tree overlooking a dim town square. As the village bell tolls nine, he eagerly descends: 'I stride off into the woods toward the rising moon.... The bird calls me to follow.' Henry's observations appear on gray-green paper scraps, superimposed on luminous images of moonlit fields and woodlands. Although Henry is alone, Johnson's blurred pictures — in fuzzy-edged shades of lichen, periwinkle and purple — convey lush silence without menace. Even when rain drenches Henry and he stumbles ('Brambles grab my hat.... Owl, I ask, am I lost?'), the resourceful bear builds a raft and pushes home through thick fog. The wilderness gives way to a cloudy, golden dreamscape with the North Star as a reference point, implying that Henry never rambled and merely fell asleep in his beech-tree perch. Despite this evasive conclusion, the naturalist's energetic curiosity for flora and fauna remains intact. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In this fifth book of the Henry series, Johnson recreates the wonder of HenryDavid Thoreau's moonlit walks, and shines a quiet comfort into the mysteriousnight woods as Henry has a magical encounter with a whippoorwill.

About the Author

D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years and has done editorial cartoons, comic strips, and conceptual illustrations for magazines and newspapers around the country. Mr. Johnson's first picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, was a New York Times bestseller and a Publishers Weekly bestseller, as well as an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists." Henry Hikes to Fitchburg also won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Books and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire.
D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years and has done editorial cartoons, comic strips, and conceptual illustrations for magazines and newspapers around the country. Mr. Johnson's first picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, was a New York Times bestseller and a Publishers Weekly bestseller, as well as an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists." Henry Hikes to Fitchburg also won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Books and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547056630
Author:
Johnson, Db
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Johnson, D. B.
Author:
Michelin, Linda
Author:
Johnson, D. B.
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Sleep
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Concepts - Senses & Sensation
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Bedtime
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20090406
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 10.75 in 1.02 lb
Age Level:
04-07

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Product details 32 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547056630 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Johnson and Michelin (Zuzu's Wishing Cake) collaborate on this ethereal addition to Johnson's Henry series, based on Thoreau's writing. Henry the bear explores the nighttime forest, tracking an elusive whippoorwill and capturing, then freeing, fireflies and tadpoles in a glass jar. Henry begins his evening in a beech tree overlooking a dim town square. As the village bell tolls nine, he eagerly descends: 'I stride off into the woods toward the rising moon.... The bird calls me to follow.' Henry's observations appear on gray-green paper scraps, superimposed on luminous images of moonlit fields and woodlands. Although Henry is alone, Johnson's blurred pictures — in fuzzy-edged shades of lichen, periwinkle and purple — convey lush silence without menace. Even when rain drenches Henry and he stumbles ('Brambles grab my hat.... Owl, I ask, am I lost?'), the resourceful bear builds a raft and pushes home through thick fog. The wilderness gives way to a cloudy, golden dreamscape with the North Star as a reference point, implying that Henry never rambled and merely fell asleep in his beech-tree perch. Despite this evasive conclusion, the naturalist's energetic curiosity for flora and fauna remains intact. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this fifth book of the Henry series, Johnson recreates the wonder of HenryDavid Thoreau's moonlit walks, and shines a quiet comfort into the mysteriousnight woods as Henry has a magical encounter with a whippoorwill.
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