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- DescriptionEvery night when his parents turn off the light, strange creatures descend from the black space where the ceiling used to be . . . First comes one, then ather, and then more and more. They stand all around him, staring, t saying a word. And then, worst of all, comes the dark, shapeless one that tells him, I am what s there before there is anything there . . . Liniers art, reminiscent of Herge and other great comic book artists, feelingly portrays the little boy s growing terror and his frantic dash for his parents bedroom. Combined with hand-lettering, it creates the feeling of a graphic vel for very young readers. Destined to become a classic about nighttime fears (like Paul Galdone s The Teeny-Tiny Woman), this story resonates with young children afraid of the dark. They're reassured to see that, although the little boy s fears don t go away, he does find a way to cope with them.
- Author BiographyLiniers is a cartoonist from Argentina who was born in Buenos Aires in 1973. His work has appeared internationally in newspapers, books, and magazines, including Rolling Stone and Spirou. He has created a daily comic strip for the Argentine newspaper La Nacion for more than ten years. His U.S. children s book debut, The Big Wet Balloon, was recently published in English and Spanish editions, was named a Parents Best Book of the Year, and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and The Horn Book Review. Liniers enjoys travel and often accompanies his musician-friend Kevin Johansen on tour. He lives with his family in Buenos Aires. Elisa Amado lives in Toronto.
- PublisherGroundwood Books
- Date of Publication09/09/2014
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGroundwood Books
- Weight318 g
- Width213 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Translated byElisa Amado
- Format DetailsPicture book,Sewn,Cloth over boards
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