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The Night Box

Written by Louise Greig

Illustrated by Ashling Lindsay

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Shortlisted for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize |   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. Perfect for cosying up to read and share before bedtime, The Night Box is an original bedtime tale that sits perfectly alongside classics such as The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark - great for reassuring little ones who have a fear of the dark and calming down lively children before bedtime! 

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The Night Box Synopsis

Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Teach Primary Book Awards and the Klaus Flugge Prize. 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.

The Night Box Press 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

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

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

Weaves magic with every word - The Herald

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ISBN: 9781405283762
Publication date: 29/06/2017
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405283762
Publication date: 29th June 2017
Author: Louise Greig
Illustrator: Ashling Lindsay
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners, Klaus Flugge Prize 2018

About Louise Greig

Louise Greig is an award winning poet and a children's picture book author with a unique, lyrical voice. Her childhood was filled with animals, the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson and picture books by iconic children’s writers such as Margaret Wise Brown, Charlotte Zolotow, Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson. Her debut picture book for Egmont The Night Box has been translated into 10 languages and has been nominated for the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal.  Louise lives in Aberdeen and when not writing is a director of a dog rescue and re-homing organisation. ...

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