Storm in the night

by Stolz, Mary, 1920-2006,

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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While sitting through a fearsome thunderstorm that has put the lights out, Thomas hears a story from Grandfather's boyhood, when Grandfather was afraid of thunderstorms.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. Love overcomes fear as Thomas, a young black child, and his grandfather share stories through a dark, stormy night; electric blues and purples touched with lightning white accentuate the scenes. [BKL F 1]"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Because a fierce storm has put out the lights, Thomas's grandfather says, ``I shall have to tell you a tale of when I was a boy.'' But Grandfather's story about his dog Melvin is prefaced by 18 pages that focus instead on Thomas's loving relationship with the peppery old man. The discursive, gentle text reflects Thomas's thoughts about sounds and memories. He wonders about the differences between grandfathers and boyshe has ``a chin as smooth as a peach'' while Grandfather has ``a voice like a tuba.'' He and his grandfather listen to the sound of rain that clatters ``on the tin roof like a million tacks,'' and, finally, Grandfather tells his story of ``how fear does strange things to people.'' Cummings's electric-blue palette is almost overwhelming in its intensity, but it beautifully captures the dance of night shadows with golden light. Ages 5-8. (March) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Thunderstorms -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Fear -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Thunderstorms -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Fear -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper & Row,1988
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Cummings, Pat, illustrator.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Honor Book, illustrator, 1989
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
ISBN 9780060259129
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