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category: Children's Fiction
published: Mar 2021
ISBN:9781459824836
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

The Night Is Deep and Wide

by Gillian Sze, illustrated by Sue Todd

tagged: bedtime & dreams, poetry (see also stories in verse), stories in verse
Description

“A lovely visual lullaby to soothe youngest readers to sleep.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Rich imagery, gentle rhythm and soothing repetition will lull your little one to sleep as the tulips close for the night, one by one. In this bedtime story written as an Italian villanelle, poet Gillian Sze makes use of the poetic forms of cyclic pattern and rhyme scheme to create a melodious lullaby.
A young child comes in from picking flowers as the creatures around their home all settle down for the evening. Songbirds curl against their mothers’ sides, the house slumps and sighs low, a hush settles as times slows. And little readers are invited to rest their heads and be soothed to sleep as moonlight falls on eyes that close.

About the Authors
Gillian Sze

Gillian Sze is the author of two previous collections: The Anatomy of Clay (2011) and Fish Bones (2009). Her work has appeared in a number of national and international journals, and has received awards such as the University of Winnipeg Writers’ Circle Prize and the 2011 3Macs carte blanche Prize. Originally from Winnipeg, she now resides in Montreal.


Gillian Sze is the author of two previous collections: The Anatomy of Clay (2011) and Fish Bones (2009). Her work has appeared in a number of national and international journals, and has received awards such as the University of Winnipeg Writers’ Circle Prize and the 2011 3Macs carte blanche Prize. Originally from Winnipeg, she now resides in Montreal.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 2
Grade:
p to 12
Reading age:
0 to 2
Awards
  • Commended, New York Public Library (NYPL) Best Books for Kids
  • Commended, New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
Editorial Reviews

★ “A lovely visual lullaby to soothe youngest readers to sleep.”

— Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The soft, repetitive phrases create an overall sense of calmness and relaxation...A great addition to any bedtime routine!”

— Miramichi Reader

“Sze's poetic description of nature's slow unwind from day into night and Todd's subdued colour palette of the illustrations do capture the quiet wonder of night and sleep...Parents and caregivers are sure to use this board book over and over again during their child's bedtime routine. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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