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Walking his dog at dusk, one boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in this lovely ode to autumn evenings, exploring your neighborhood, and coming home.

Before your city goes to sleep, you might head out for a walk, your dog at your side as you go out the door and into the almost-night. Anything can happen on such a walk: you might pass a cat, or a friend, or even an early raccoon. And as you go down your street and around the corner, the windows around you light up one by one until you are walking through a maze of paper lanterns, each one granting you a brief, glowing snapshot of your neighbors as families come together and folks settle in for the night. With a setting that feels both specific and universal and a story full of homages to The Snowy Day, Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale have created a singular book -- at once about the idea of home and the magic of curiosity, but also about how a sense of safety and belonging is something to which every child is entitled.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763690359
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Goodale, E. B.


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Gina_Vee Apr 27, 2019

I like the simplicity and artistry of this book. This would make for a great bedtime story.

ArapahoeLaurieAnne Apr 30, 2018

Imagine all the shapes, sizes and places there are windows. Imagine who lives behind the window and what they do. Join a boy and his dog for a walk through his town and see what he discovers about windows!

Apr 21, 2018

Beautiful Illustrations using contrast of light and dark to illuminate the lives of city dwellers.

Dec 26, 2017

I agree with all the comments below, and won't repeat them- this book is so rich and beautiful in art and language. I will add that one thing I just loved, and keep leafing through the book over and over, is the ever deepening sunset and the hues of each of colour. Beautiful, beautiful book!

Ms_Gaye Nov 25, 2017

In this story, a young boy (reminiscent of Ezra Jack Keat's Peter in "The Snowy Day") wanders through his urban neighborhood as the daylight fades. He sees all sorts of things happening and eventually makes his way back home where he finds someone waiting for his return. Captivating illustrations are done in ink, watercolor, letterpress and digital collage. Ages 3-6

ArapahoeMollie Nov 16, 2017

Wow. I had to stop and stare in wonderment when I read the line, "A neighborhood of paper lanterns." The incredible illustrations paired with such rich language is going to make this book stick with me for a long time.

ArapahoeSteffen Nov 16, 2017

A short poetic book about one of my favorite times, twilight, when no one has closed their blinds, and you walk outside, into the "almost night" into "a neighborhood of paper lanterns."

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