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Nights with Dad

Nights with Dad

A luminous and lyrical tribute to the enduring, everyday sort of love between a boy and his father.When the sun sets, Dad's night shift as a school caretaker is just beginning. What is it like to work at night, while the rest of the city is asleep? There's the smell of lilacs in ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406381313
Barcode 9781406381313
Published 1 November 2018 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hesse, Karen
Illustrated by Karas, G. Brian
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ISBN-13 9781406381313
ISBN-10 1406381314
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hesse, Karen
Illustrated by Karas, G. Brian
Category General Picture Books
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 205mm
Height: 275mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 350g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 946706

Description of this Book

A luminous and lyrical tribute to the enduring, everyday sort of love between a boy and his father. When the sun sets, Dad's night shift as a school caretaker is just beginning. What is it like to work at night, while the rest of the city is asleep? There's the smell of lilacs in the night air, the dusky motorway in the moonlight and glimpses of shy night-time animals to make the dark magical. Playing basketball in the half-lit sport's hall, sweeping the stage with the match on the radio, reading out loud to his father in the library all help the boy's time pass quickly. But what makes the night really special? Just being with Dad.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Karen Hesse is the author of numerous books for young people, including the ground-breaking novel Out of the Dust, which won the 1998 Newbery Medal. Karen Hesse and her husband live in Vermont, USA. Find her online at karenhesseblog.wordpress.com. G. Brian Karas has illustrated more than 90 children's books, including Anywhere Farm, written by Phyllis Root, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Are You Going to Be Good? written by Cari Best. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley, USA. Find him online at gbriankaras.com and on Twitter as @gBrianKaras.

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