Smoky Night

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 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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Watching news coverage of the Los Angeles riots, Eve Bunting wondered how children perceive such events, especially those who actually live through them. In this picture book she focuses on Daniel and ... Read full review

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Set during the LA Riots, a family watches as things erupt outside their home. When a fire starts they are forced out of their homes and next to Korean American neighbors that they do not like. The ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere . She lives in Southern California. 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 Belpre 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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