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Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Helen Berger
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Jul 22, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: poetry, primary, picture-books, fantasy

Berger, B. (1984). Grandfather twilight. New York: Philomel Books.
(re-published in 1996 and 1999)

Grandfather Twilight lives among the trees. When “day is done”, he takes a pearl and as he walks through the forest, it grows. When he reaches the sea, the pearl becomes the moon and night brings sleep to Grandfather Twilight and his animals.
The layout of the words throughout the book (usually one sentence per page) makes the reader feel as though he/she is reading a drawn-out, beautifully-illustrated poem.

The Horn Book - March/April 1985
NY Times Book Review- Feb. 24, 1985
Newsweek- Dec. 3, 1984
Parent's Choice Foundation Award for Illustration, 1984
Washington State Governor's Writer's Award, 1985

Curriculum Connection:
Discuss with students the use of text along with illustrations and how important the illustrations are in understanding the true meaning of the text within a picture book. 3rd grade writing: partners create a short, simple story. One person creates the illustrations and the other person writes the words, separately. The partners then join together to look at the story and discuss the interpretations the writer made when adding words to the illustrations and how that differed or completed the thoughts of the illustrator. Partners switch roles.

Grades: K-3

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