One Careless Night Hardcover – 1 June 2019
I was lucky enough to read this book before its release. I made the mistake, however, of reading it between panels at a writers conference. Halfway through the book, I was sobbing, mascara drizzling down my face – not a great look at a fancy event. But I was still so grateful for the privilege of being exposed to this wonder of a story.
This is an important book, a beautiful book, and a book that I hope will make all of us look to our forests; our mountains, and wonder. And hope. And vow to fight.
The text is poetic but also spare. The illustrations are dramatic contrasting darkness and light to haunting effect. Together they tell the story of the last thylacine in a way that is both heartbreaking and achingly beautiful...Highly recommended for children aged 4 +. ― CBCA: Reading Time
This is a must-have addition to support any curriculum study that has sustainability and the plight of our planet’s creatures as its focus. ― The Bottom Shelf
Highly recommended. The author's note at the end followed by the government advice about the bounty round off an emotionally stunning book, forcing readers to think more carefully at how easily things are lost forever. ― ReadPlus
brought tears to my eyes... This book belongs in every school as it will spark discussion and engender empathy. The careful discussions of a guiding teacher, parent or other caring adult will help children to negotiate the emotions they may feel reading this powerful story. ― Kids' Book Review
About the Author
- Publisher : Black Dog Books (1 June 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1925381854
- ISBN-13 : 978-1925381856
- Reading age : 4 years and up
- Best Sellers Rank: 211,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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