Night Driving

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A father and son drive into the night. As the sky turns shades of deep blue and purple they watch for night animals, swap baseball stories, and keep a lookout for eighteen wheelers. But they have miles to go before they can sleep, and it's a real challenge to stay awake for a whole night of driving.

Celebrating the relationship between a father and his son, John Coy's spare, poetic text and Peter McCarty's striking black-and-white drawings (complete with gas pumps, cafes, and truck stops) capture the warmth and nostalgia of a very special road trip.

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User Review  - smaashthemac - LibraryThing

This book illustrates a boy's nighttime car ride with his father—and at that young of an age, a nighttime car ride is fascinating. The real treat here is the illustrations; the pencil drawings are ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Staying up all night is one of those small yet significant childhood rites of passage, a first glimpse at adulthood, recreated here by two picture-book newcomers. A father and son drive all night to ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

John Coy remembers the thrill of staying awake with his father on family road trips to the mountains. He now passes this love of night driving on to his daughter. A native of Minnesota, John Coy works as a writing teacher in St. Paul. This is his first picture book.

Peter McCarty has never forgotten his first road trip that took him to twenty states in twenty-eight days. His whirlwind drive through the country provided the inspiration for these drawings.

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Peter McCarty is the illustrator of Frozen Man by David Getz. He makes his picture-book debut with Night Driving.

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