Smoky Night

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Harcourt Brace, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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Daniel and his mother look out their window at the smoky night below. There are looters on the street, fires in the distance. Daniel clutches his cat, Jasmine. But later, when they're forced to leave their apartment building, Jasmine can't be found.

Mrs. Kim's cat is missing, too. Where are they? They can't be with each other. Those cats don't get along...

"Smoky Night" is a story about cats - and people - who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them together.

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This book would be very hard to read to young children. - LibraryThing
A powerful story with phenomenal artwork. - LibraryThing
The plot of the story however, I didn't enjoy. - LibraryThing
Giving new insight on the image of the letter. - LibraryThing
Also, the illustrations in this book are great. - LibraryThing
The illustrations in this story are also very unique. - LibraryThing

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I like this book for several reasons. One reason why I like this book is the illustrations. The illustrations in this story are not only very colorful and lively but they also show what is happening ... Read full review

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This story is about riots occurring in a city, while a little boy, his mother, and his cat watch from their window. The boy is scared by the rioting and when his apartment building is set on fire. He ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times. Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belprénbsp; Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.

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