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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman
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Nov 16, 10

bookshelves: mock-newbery-2011

A stunning book. Marriage of beautiful, well-crafted poetry in which every word enriches and adds pepper and spice; thoughtfully written descriptive nonfiction with facts about nocturnal animals, appropriate for a child reader; gorgeous, gorgeous block prints colored with gouache (there's even a description of the artist's process in the CIP data); and a charming red eft (a young, wandering newt) to carry us through a night in the woods. This is a truly unique package, and a masterful follow-up to Sidman's "Song of the Water Boatman."
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