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Night In The Country

Night In The Country

by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Mary Szilagyi
"There is no night so dark, so black as night in the country." And while the people dream of daytime things, the nighttime world awakens. Owls swoop, a rabbit patters, and in the yard an apple falls — "pump!" — from the tree.

Listen. Go to the window. Across the field a light glows. Who else is up so late? Who else watches and hears the sights and sounds of night in the country — the many stirrings of silence, the many colors of the dark?

Lyrical text and velvety pictures present a very different kind of nighttime: a mysterious, moving night that will lull small children to sleep.

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Cynthia Rylant Award-winning children's author Cynthia Rylant didn't discover great writing until college. Soon after, she was inspired to write her own beautiful story, When I Was Young in the Mountains.
Mary Szilagyi

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