Little Night

Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Roaring Brook Press

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As the long day comes to an end, Mother Sky fills a tub with falling stars and calls, "Bath time for Little Night!"
Little Night answers from afar, "Can't come. I am hiding and you have to find me, Mama. Find me now!"
Where could Little Night be? Down a rabbit hole? In a blueberry field? Among the stripes of bees? Exquisitely painted and as gentle as Little Night's dress crocheted from clouds, this is a story to treasure.

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Praise for Little Night

2008 Américas Award Honorable Mentions

...The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.  By combining both and linking the Americas, the award reaches beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural-international boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere. The award is sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
The award winners and commended titles are selected for their 1) distinctive literary quality; 2) cultural contextualization; 3) exceptional integration of text, illustration and design; and 4) potential for classroom use. The winning books will be honored at a ceremony during Hispanic Heritage Month at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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About the Author

Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Yuyi Morales has written and/or illustrated numerous books, including Just A Minute, a Pura Belpre Medal winner, and Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, a Pura Belpre Honor Book. Her work has also earned her the Jane Addams, Americas, and Christopher awards. Born in Mexico, Yuyi now lives in the San Francisco area.

Yuyi Morales


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Little Night
Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales


American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Miami Herald Best Books of the Year, Golden Kite Award Winner, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, NYPLC Children's Books 100


Roaring Brook Press
April 2007
ISBN: 9781596430884
ISBN10: 1596430885
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 2 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1

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