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One December afternoon, boy with dog and grandfather with beard take a walk to watch the sun begin to set over the river. When the sun drops low in the sky, they start home. Buildings grow dimmer. People are rushing. As nature's lights go out, one by one, city's lights turn on, revealing brilliant Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas displays in streets, homes, and stores. A stunning picture book that's sure to be a winter holiday classic by Caldecott Medalist Uri Shulevitz.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780374319038
Branch Call Number: JP Shule
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.


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ChristchurchKids Dec 26, 2013

As the sun sets over New York City, a dog, a boy, and his grandfather stroll through the snowy streets. At first, the boy is sad to see the orange-and-yellow daylight giving way to the softly-shaded purples and blues of dusk. But "as nature's lights go out, city's light's come on," and soon the darkened city is blazing with sparkling displays celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Comforting and quietly joyful, this luminous follow-up to Snow by Caldecott Medalist Uri Shulevitz makes a great winter holiday companion to Elisha Cooper's A Good Night Walk.

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