Smoky Night
illustrated by David Diaz
published in 1999
1 Award

Details

Appropriate age:
Young Kid (age 5-7)
Reading level:
Grade 2
Genre: Fiction
Cultures: England, Europe
Subjects: City, Death, Violence, Animals, Social Issues, Values

Description

This is a story about cats -- and people -- who couldn't get along until a smoky and fearful night brings them together. The Los Angeles riots made author Eve Bunting wonder about what riots meant to the children who live through them -- and what we can all learn from such upheavals. She has written more than 100 books for children and young adults, including Night Tree and Summer Wheels, and many deal thoughtfully with difficult issues. Smoky Night was the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal; an American Library Association Notable Children's Book; a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and a Parent's Choice Award.