The Night Box (Paperback)
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The Night Box (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 29/06/2017
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018

Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018

An enchanting bedtime story about a small boy who is the custodian of night, from talented new picture book author and poet, Louise Greig, with beautifully atmospheric illustrations by Ashling Lindsay.

Max has a key and a box of midnight blue.
When he turns the key in the lock -

WHOOSH!

Day slips inside as Night sweeps out. 

Darkness tumbles into the air.
It dances and whirls around the room.
It goes under the bed, under the chair - everywhere!

Louise Greig's lyrical voice and Ashling Lindsay's warm, endearing illustrations hold a candle up to the magical nature of night-time in this soothing picture book.

A lyrical, sympathetically illustrated story of the night that's made to read and share before bedtime, The Night Box is an original bedtime story that sits perfectly alongside classics such as The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark. A perfect story for reassuring children who have a fear of the dark it's also an ideal read to calm down lively little ones before bedtime.

'Tender and domestic, luminous and star-shot, Lindsay's illustrations perfectly complement Greig's soaring, unrhymed poetry, creating a sense of night's scale, richness and enveloping magic' - The Guardian

'Weaves magic with every word' - The Herald

Scottish author and poet, Louise Greig was brought up in Lenzie, near Glasgow, but has lived in Aberdeen for most of her adult life.  Her stories reflect her love of the wild Scottish landscape and the influence of the storytellers she grew up with such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson. Her published work includes the picture books The Island and the Bear and The Night Box. She lives with her husband and her rescue greyhound, Smoky.

Ashling Lindsay is an illustrator and animation director from Belfast. She was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards in 2013 and 2014 and was also shortlisted for the AOI Serco prize for illustration in 2015.

Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
ISBN: 9781405283762
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 275 x 245 x 5 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A lyrical, atmospheric story that's perfect for lulling excitable toddlers to sleep' - The Evening Standard

'Greig is creating books that make me wish I still had a pre-schooler to lull to sleep with her stories, and to initiate into the world of poetry with her words' -  The Herald

'Tender and domestic, luminous and star-shot, Lindsay's illustrations perfectly complement Greig's soaring, unrhymed poetry, creating a sense of night's scale, richness and enveloping magic' - Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

'Such an original bedtime story will be bound to delight its audience time and time again' - Picture Books Blogger *

'A reassuring bedtime read for any young child, but particularly for those with a fear of the dark' - Picture Books Blogger

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Sharon, Bookseller at Waterstones Gloucester

“Shuuush, it's bedtime”

Reassuring and delightfully magical bedtime story.

Paperback edition
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“A lyrical, gentle and soothing warm hug of a book.”

Author: Louise Greig

Illustrator: Ashling Lindsay

This is one of my favourite picture books (and not just because my now-3-year-old slept through the night for the first time when we first read it together last... More

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