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This delightful bedtime book is a perfect addition to a young reader's collection. Illustrated in charming linocut prints is the story of a little librarian and her owl assistants, who go on reading adventures to help the animals that inhabit the night library!
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Publisher Comments:

Perfect for bedtime reading, pay a visit to the Midnight Library where you can snuggle up for a nighttime story.

There is a little library that only opens at night. In the library there is a little librarian — and her three assistant owls — who helps everyone find the perfect book. The library is always peaceful and quiet... until one night when some of the animals stir up a little trouble (and a little fun!) in the Midnight Library. From Kazuno Kohara, creator of the New York Times Best Illustrated book Ghosts in the House! comes a beautiful book brimming with cozy charm.

Review:

"For children whose early bedtimes make them feel like they're missing all the fun, Kohara (Here Comes Jack Frost) offers a gentle middle-of-the-night fantasy. Her library for nocturnal creatures is open all night, staffed by a young librarian with braids and her three assistant owls. They take good care of their animal patrons, guiding a noisy band of squirrel musicians upstairs to the activity room and encouraging Miss Wolf to stick with the story she's reading, despite the traumatic part in the middle ('She was crying so much her tears fell like rain'). The ringing of a bell lets everyone know that dawn is coming, and they have to go home — even the tortoise who insists that he has to finish his book first: 'I only have 500 pages left!' Kohara, a skilled visual storyteller, creates intricate linocut prints whose black outlines are accented with ochre and midnight blue. She switches nimbly between big spreads, sequential panels, and cutaway views. The curves of the library's doorway and its black spiral staircase give the pages just the tiniest taste of charming gothic gloom. Ages 3–6. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"Original, imaginative and perfect for naptime or bedtime." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Review:

"A nocturnal little librarian in pigtails and her three owl assistants help the library's visitors find exactly what they need in the latest from Kohara....It goes without saying that this is perfect for storytime." Booklist

Review:

"Kohara's gentle story and vibrant compositions have an old-fashioned sensibility and simplicity." The Horn Book

About the Author

Kazuno Kohara grew up in Japan and studied printmaking in the UK. She lives in Osaka, Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596439856
Author:
Kohara, Kazuno
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.75 x 9.75 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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Product details 32 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596439856 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This delightful bedtime book is a perfect addition to a young reader's collection. Illustrated in charming linocut prints is the story of a little librarian and her owl assistants, who go on reading adventures to help the animals that inhabit the night library!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For children whose early bedtimes make them feel like they're missing all the fun, Kohara (Here Comes Jack Frost) offers a gentle middle-of-the-night fantasy. Her library for nocturnal creatures is open all night, staffed by a young librarian with braids and her three assistant owls. They take good care of their animal patrons, guiding a noisy band of squirrel musicians upstairs to the activity room and encouraging Miss Wolf to stick with the story she's reading, despite the traumatic part in the middle ('She was crying so much her tears fell like rain'). The ringing of a bell lets everyone know that dawn is coming, and they have to go home — even the tortoise who insists that he has to finish his book first: 'I only have 500 pages left!' Kohara, a skilled visual storyteller, creates intricate linocut prints whose black outlines are accented with ochre and midnight blue. She switches nimbly between big spreads, sequential panels, and cutaway views. The curves of the library's doorway and its black spiral staircase give the pages just the tiniest taste of charming gothic gloom. Ages 3–6. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Original, imaginative and perfect for naptime or bedtime."
"Review" by , "A nocturnal little librarian in pigtails and her three owl assistants help the library's visitors find exactly what they need in the latest from Kohara....It goes without saying that this is perfect for storytime."
"Review" by , "Kohara's gentle story and vibrant compositions have an old-fashioned sensibility and simplicity."
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