Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 6, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,
come smell your way among the trees,
come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:
Welcome to the night.

Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. Where the porcupette eats delicacies—raspberry leaves!—and coos and sings.

Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl—but do beware of the great horned owl—for it’s wild and it’s windy way out in the woods!
 

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I really enjoyed this book. Allen’s prints are beautiful and well suited to a dark, nighttime ambiance. Sidman’s imagery is wonderful, she sets the stage with Welcome to the Night (The night’s a sea ... Read full review

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From the very beginning I was drawn to this book because of the wonderful illustration of the large owl on the front cover, lit up in the glow of the moonlight. What I really liked about this book was ... Read full review

Contents

Welcome to the Night
6
Snail at Moonrise
8
Love Poem of the Primrose Moth
10
Dark Emperor
12
Oak After Dark
14
NightSpiders Advice
16
I Am a Baby Porcupette
18
Cricket Speaks
20
Ballad of the Wandering Eft
24
Bat Wraps Up
26
Moons Lament
28
Glossary
32
Back Flap
33
Back Cover
34
Spine
35
Copyright

The Mushrooms Come
22

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About the author (2010)

Newbery Honor winner Joyce Sidman is simply one of the best poets writing for children today. Her accolades include a Lee Bennet Hopkins Award, winner of the Cybil Award, Texas Bluebonnet Master List, two Caldecott Honors, winner of the Claudia Lewis Award, and many stars and notables and best of lists. For her award-winning body of work, she recently won the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. Visit www.joycesidman.com  

 On the tip of Lake Superior at the Kenspeckle Letterpress in Duluth, Minnesota, Rick Allen creates stunning prints, pressing original linoleum cuts, curious wood engravings, eccentric broadsheets, and other printed ephemera in collaboration with his wife and creative partner, Marian Lansky, and their assistant, Janelle Miller. Visit www.kenspeckleletterpress.com.

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