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In the Half Room by Carson Ellis

In the Half Room

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In the Half Room by Carson Ellis
Hardcover $16.99
Oct 13, 2020 | ISBN 9781536214567

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In rhymes and nighttime interiors that recall Goodnight Moon, Caldecott Honoree Ellis (Du Iz Tak?) imagines a space in which everything is neatly divided down the middle…The woman’s mid-story reunion, so profound and complete, may for some relegate the ending to distraction, but by centering the fragmentary, Ellis offers a strange, thrilling logic and invites readers to engage with a concept fundamental to children’s experience: liminality.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In cadences reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown’s soothing narratives, Ellis introduces the interior: “Half a window / Half a door / Half a rug on half a floor.” True and near rhymes jostle gently in the lulling text…Visually charming and a bit disarming, this invites dialogue between caregivers and young children.
—Kirkus Reviews

It’s a genuinely offbeat story embracing absurdity, and cat lovers everywhere will easily accept the asocial cat-halves refusing to “shoop” and merely falling asleep next to each other. A wholly entertaining tale.
—The Horn Book

With a moonlit setting and simple, repetitive phrasing, Caldecott Honor-winner Ellis’ (Du Iz Tak?, 2016) latest offering gives a nod to Goodnight Moon…Silly and sweet, this comforting book will be wholly embraced by children as a new bedtime favorite.
—Booklist

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