The Longest Night

index-1.phpFor those of you who see winter as endless, this quiet book with a legend feel is for you and your child.

“The snow lies deep. The night is long and long. The stars are ice, the moon is frost, and all the world is still.”

Marion Dane Bauer weaves her poetic magic through the pages, giving voice to the crow, the moose and the fox, all who say they know how to bring back the sun. “‘Not you,’ sighs the wind. ‘Not you.'” The small and powerless chickadee is the one, and through her song, the sun awakens and smiles, casting its rosy glow on the blue and grays of wintry days. Illustrated by Ted LewinThe Longest Night is soft and beautiful, perfect for reading aloud, your voice a song of hope.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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1 Response to The Longest Night

  1. This looks like a good one! thanks!

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