Smoky Night

Winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal

In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. “Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.”--The Bulletin

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152018849

  • ISBN-10: 0152018840

  • Pages: 40

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/1999

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 360L
    • Guided Reading Level O

Eve Bunting
Author

Eve Bunting

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.
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Illustrator

David Diaz

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 Belpré 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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  • reviews

    "Monumental.”—The New York Times Book Review

    "Visually exciting.”—Publishers Weekly

    "A memorable, thought-provoking book.”—The Horn Book

    "Outstandingly handsome...an excellent vehicle for discussion.”—Kirkus Reviews

    "[A] powerful story.”—School Library Journal

    "A remarkable book.”—The Hungry Mind Review

    "Bunting takes a serious subject...and makes it understandable for children.”—Instructor

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152018849

  • ISBN-10: 0152018840

  • Pages: 40

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/1999

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 360L
    • Guided Reading Level O

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