At Night
by Jonathan Bean
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007


Boston Globe Horn Book Award Winner,
2008

Charlotte Zolotow Honor Award, 2008

100 Books for Reading and Sharing
2008, New York Public Library

Capital Choices Noteworthy Title, 2008


"Bean's debut as an author is sweet and resonant, as calming as a mug of warm milk...he captures the solitary sense of being the last one awake...the peacefulness that comes with discovering a restful space of one's own." --New York Times Book Review

"Small in both size and concept, this sweet, gentle story is perfectly constructed and balanced.Quietly lovely." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This simple story is told through modest text that quietly lets the art take center stage....Muted shades of blue and orange keep the tone subdued...perfect reading for a warm night." --The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

"Illustrator Bean makes his authorial debut in this quiet story that mixes a touch of whimsy with a meditative sense of calm. The spare sentences have a lulling rhythm that echo the words' soothing references to breath and breeze, while the silvery, ink-and-watercolor pictures add a quiet drama... Kids will recognize the girl's thrill in her small, private adventure, even as they're deeply reassured when Mom appears and sits with her sleeping daughter. --Booklist, starred review