★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ The House in the Night By Susan Marie Swanson ✪ – Saudionline.co.uk

The House in the Night chapter 1 The House in the Night, meaning The House in the Night, genre The House in the Night, book cover The House in the Night, flies The House in the Night, The House in the Night c1de1f46452bb Winner Of The Caldecott Medal A Spare, Patterned Text And Glowing Pictures Explore The Origins Of Light That Make A House A Home In This Bedtime Book For Young Children Naming Nighttime Things That Are Both Comforting And Intriguing To Preschoolers A Key, A Bed, The Moon This Timeless Book Illuminates A Reassuring Order To The Universe


10 thoughts on “The House in the Night

  1. says:

    big time yawn this is what i am talking about this book is seventeen dollars that is a lot of money for a book with 103 words and mediocre illustrations i am very glad i can borrow these from work and not have to shell out for them for school because i am no millionaire the color scheme of the book is nice i would love to have a dress in these colors, but as a book, i am unmoved.


  2. says:

    The beautiful illustrations in this book are scratchboard and watercolor black and white and orange It is a beginner book with one phrase that moves the story along out and then back It is based off of an old nursery rhyme.This was very good at creating a mood magical wonder of a child It talks about light and being safely snug in our bed I do love how the orange makes certain things like stars or lights pop out of the drawing The kids thought this book was good My niece found the story was for younger kids, but she read it to the nephew and she gave it 4 stars He thought it was a bit slow and he gave it 3 stars That s a reverse of how it usually is.


  3. says:

    This is a Caldecott Medal winning children s book Basically, it is a bedtime story for young children filled with black and white pictures with a sprinkling of golden coloured objects It was designed to comfort and lull a child to sleep with pictures of familiar and calming nighttime things A book, a bed, a light, a bird, the moon, a song young children know all these familiar objects.I have read countless storybooks to young children, including my own sons, and what I always find is that children notice all the small details in a picture The cat by the door, the kitten in the dresser drawer, the lighthouse, the whale in the ocean There are so many details in these drawings to captivate a child s attention.I highly recommend this exquisitely drawn storybook It is a great nighttime read the kind of story children will ask to read over and over again, each time discovering new and wondrous details.


  4. says:

    This book has a stoner logic behind it that is kind of annoying like what if the bed wasn t being lit up by the light, but inhale, hold in smoke, but the bed was really inside the light exhale And go on with a bunch of these oh so poetic platitudes a freshman in college with a bong might spout out Plus add some trippy pictures that have a schizophrenic feel to them, and you have a comforting story for kids too afraid to have the lights turned off on them Or something like that If I had kids and they understood this book I d send them to rehab.


  5. says:

    An enchanting story, full of beautiful simplicity and the type of circular storytelling that I loved as a child The Caldecott winning, scratchboard art illustrations are what really won me over, though They are exquisite, intricate, unique and breathtaking Amazing how such dark illustrations can radiate warmth and light you ll feel the bright yellows glow right into your heart


  6. says:

    As an adult and as someone who has always much appreciated scratchboard type illustrations , I love love love Beth Krommes detailed and brilliantly exquisite black and white images They absolutely and brilliantly make Susan Marie Swanson s The House in the Night into a visual masterpiece, a true feast for the eyes and I thus also and absolutely cheer that The House in the Night won the 2009 Caldecott Medal And these illustration are truly and in every way enchanting, intriguing, with the interplay of light and dark, of black and white, providing a wondrous and magical sense of especially time of day, of the fact that nighttime is not only a period of darkness, but also one of magical light and brightness, due to candles, desk lamps, as well as the magical lights of the heavenly spheres, of the stars, the moon and that the sun s rays are reflected on the moon s surface, that we see the sun s light even at night when we look up and see the moon Combined with author Susan Marie Swanson s simple, lullingly gentle poetic narrative, a circular text about a child reading a book in the house, at night and a bird in said book basically and beautifully singing a song of eternity, of the magic of the universe, the stars above of both darkness and light, engaged and forever intertwined in an everlasting dance , The House in the Night presents and gloriously demonstrates that nighttime, that darkness are poetic, are enchanting, are due to the intermingling of light and dark not to be feared, and that while a house at nighttime with its walls and artificial lights might indeed provide warmth and protection from the elements, that even these elements, the outside, the universe, the night skies above, are forever infused with light and brightness and thus to be embraced and not feared Five stars and even though I have read that many children seemingly do not all that much enjoy Beth Krommes illustrations, I absolutely adore them, and consider The House in the Night a truly magical and esoteric, marvelous marriage of text and image.


  7. says:

    Sun in the moon, moon in the darkIt wasn t until I did some volunteer work in a local library that I discovered how popular the board books are for children Perhaps because they are difficult to destroy, the section of the library with these special books are always covered with eager kids, pulling their parents or nannies to the titles they covet Dark in the song, song in the birdSo, I gave it a shot and got the one that looked different than the others, with a black and white etching ish outlay A Caldecott winner, it is a simple but inventive story of a house and the objects within Bird in the book, book on the bedAs children, we fear the dark and yet are amazed by it When the lights go out, what hides beneath And yet, what glows in the sky We rely on others to provide security and our home, be it a hut or a condo or an apartment or a house, is our moonstone Bed in the light, light in the houseThis book reminded me of that safety blanket we clutched as mere mites The night can be full of enchantment, lit by the friendly moon For children who don t want the lights to be turned off, this boardie helps them to not only welcome but to eagerly anticipate the darkness The house in the night, a home full of light The scratchboard artwork by Beth Krommes crept into my dreams and I can understand why children clutch this book as much as they clutch a teddy There s no place like home.Book Season Autumn moon is alive


  8. says:

    Sometimes, just sometimes, you want to read a beautiful picture book Not a pretty picture book or a mildly lovely one or a picture book that will please you the first ten times you read it to a child and then hardly any after that No, I m talking about a jaw dropping, kick you in the pants, douse your cigar hussy of a beautiful picture book The kind that works against your book loving instincts, tempting you to rip out the pages and frame them on your wall That kind of book The first time I saw an ad for The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson and Beth Krommes I wanted it Generally scratchboard art doesn t appeal to me, but there s something different about this title Gentle bedtime reading, consider this a book that is designed to illuminate a child s dreams.Inspired by a cumulative poem found in The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, Swanson s words are short simple Here is the key to the house In the house burns a light In that light rests a bed As we read, a small child places the key on a hook as a dog, a cat, and some kittens mill about She walks into the room and spots a book on the bed In that book flies a bird As the text grows expansive, discussing the bird s song, the girl imagines taking a trip on its back above the land, Through the dark , past the moon, and the sun, and the sky In the end she goes to bed, not far from the key in, the house in the night, a home full of light The shape of the story allows it to go from a small intimate story to an exciting flight around the world, and then back to bed where the little girl curls up cozily and falls asleep It s a tribute to bedtime stories themselves, without ever being blunt about its potential applications.Last year I fell in love with a different cumulative poem called The Apple Pie That Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson with illustrations by Jonathan Bean Like this book, Apple Pie used the cumulative format to draw back farther and farther, to the point where the story becomes positively cosmic Here, Swanson s text has a comforting feel to it, helped in no small part by its universal images She s as good a picture book author as she is partly because her words give an illustrator room to get a little creative.The first name to pop to mind, even before you open the book, is Wanda Gag The illustrator of such storytime classics as Millions of Cats appears to have had a direct influence on Krommes style I first discovered Ms Krommes when she lent her considerable talents to Joyce Sidman s, Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow She is recognizably the same person who has worked on The House in the Night but this particular book feels like someone took a photograph of her earlier work and made it into a negative image Krommes uses a scratchboard style with watercolor In fact he only color in this book is the singular yellow of the sun, the moon, the stars, and other key points in the pictures Individual creatures bear the mark of Gag, particularly Krommes cats which appear to be a direct ode But for all her charms, Gag never illustrated a book with as much depth and scope as found in this story This is a bedtime tale that takes into account the vastness of space and the curve of the landscapes below And her use of yellow at meticulous moments lends loveliness to images that might have appeared too harsh.Oddly enough, while Wanda Gag was certainly the first illustrator to come to mind when I read this, the feel of the book reminded me particularly of that wonderful Ann Jonas book Round Trip There s something about seeing a nightscape in black and white, particularly from a distance, which conjures up similar sensations Round Trip is one of those books that stick with you the rest of your life The House in the Night will go the same route.The real question Will the kids dig it As I ve mentioned before, this is a bedtime book The kind of story you pick up and read when the child wants something to put them to sleep That isn t to say that they won t also find the pictures engrossing What The House in the Night has in its favor is the ability to stick with a person Fifty years from now libraries and websites will be filled with queries from people asking, There s this book I ve been trying to find from years It took place at night and there was yellow it was really gorgeous Does anyone remember it And I have faith that children s librarians will be able to answer these questions readily, keeping the beloved book close at hand A title that doesn t leave your heart or mind any too soon.Ages 4 8.


  9. says:

    The House in the Night, the 2009 Caldecott winner, is a delightful work written by Susan Marie Swanson and illustrated by Beth Krommes, her scratchboard art at its finest The details she is able to render with this technique are astounding Krommes describes the technique on her website The House in the Night is a lovely bedtime poem, a tale of the light that surrounds us even in the dark For children with fears of the dark and who hasn t had those this is a reassuring and comforting tale of light that streams from lamps, moon, and stars to light our way in the dark The story builds outward to the stars and moon and then recedes into the house in the night, a home full of light The repetitive and cumulatively patterned tale was reminiscent to me of the quiet and comfort of Goodnight Moon I think this book might be the book I read tonight before going to sleep I want to be that child tucked into bed next to a soft teddy bear and a cuddly cat, the moon streaming in at the window.


  10. says:

    At first I wasn t sure I appreciated the drawings, all in black white yellow and in an unusual style, but I ended up loving this book both the patterned text and the amazing pictures, my favorite picture probably being the dog curled up in its bed with its stuffed teddy bear On every page the pictures contain many lovely little touches.


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