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The Midnight Library

Cover: 'The Midnight Library'

Staff Review: "The Midnight Library" by Kazuno Kohara


Imagine a library open only at night, frequented by owls, tortoises, wolves, squirrels and other animals and you have the premise for this simple picture book. Because the tortoise is slowly reading his book at the library, the little girl librarian suggests that he get a library card to check out his book and continue reading it at home. The woodcut illustrations in tones of black, blue and gold are clear and perfect at setting the evening atmosphere. This is a good picture book for young preschoolers who are discovering libraries.

Audience: children | Genre: fiction

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