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After Dark by David L. Harrison

After Dark

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After Dark by David L. Harrison
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Feb 25, 2020 | ISBN 9781629797175

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“Who’s out at night, and what do they do? These poems answer that for you…Twenty-one animals who live by the light of the moon get profiled in Harrison’s poems, written in a variety of forms, some rhymed and most not. Each is featured in a one- or two-page spread with realistic, appropriately dark, attractive illustrations by Laberis. A fine collection of poetical odes to a nicely diverse group of nighttime fauna.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Harrison explores the active nighttime hours of 21 nocturnal species. Scientific facts and lifestyle insights, some slightly veiled, are woven into poetic language in a mix of free verse… and rhyme. Warmth and foreboding emanate from the nocturnal creatures as Laberis’s shadowed nightscapes show a hum of quiet—and not so quiet—activity in an otherwise sleepy world… An immersive volume of nocturnes for young animal enthusiasts.” — Publishers Weekly 

“Each of these poems, written in different styles and meters, profiles a nocturnal animal. Subjects range from familiar critters like fireflies and
skunks to scary carnivores like cougars and wolves to truly exotic beasts: the Mexican red-knee tarantula and the Arizona hairy scorpion. Full-page illustrations featuring shadowy palettes illuminate the words, which appear in a bright white font and pop against the dark backgrounds. The poems make great read-alouds, and the content makes this suitable for STEAM applications.”  — Booklist  

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