The Night Frolic

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By Julie Berry

Illustrated by Jaime Zollars

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$18.99

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$23.99 CAD

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Hardcover

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Hardcover $18.99 $23.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around February 28, 2023. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

For readers who love The Night Gardener, The Antlered Ship, and Emily Winfield Martin’s Dream Animals, this mythological, Sendak-inspired romp to the top of the world and back home again is a bedtime classic-in-the-making.

Where do children go when they drift off to sleep?
 
They float on a warm nighttime breeze over forests and peaks.
They tumble down a mountain carpeted in night blossoms.
They sail in silver ships over ribbons of moonlight,
and arrive at a shining pavilion at the very top of the world.
 
Now the Night Frolic can begin.
 
From acclaimed creators Julie Berry and Jaime Zollars, this exquisite, immersive bedtime fantasy will mesmerize dreamers young and old.

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
    A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
  • "The brief, lyrical text offers a beguiling invitation to imagination... Zollars’ graphite and digitally colored illustrations, in luminous shades of pink, purple, and blue, are full of opulent details and swirling, kaleidoscopic movements. Downright magical, this is a picture book made for dreamers."
    Booklist
  • "The high level of detail begs readers to study each image....A dream come true for readers seeking a new bedtime story."
    Kirkus
  • "[A] beckoning, otherworldly flight of fancy...Berry’s mesmerizing prose sounds like a saga from another world, and this vision of journey, adventure, and happy clamor offers both antidote to and fodder for sleep’s dark mysteries."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "The poetic text, full of rich vocabulary, seems meant to be read out loud.... breathtaking illustrations, created with graphite on vellum bristol paper and colored digitally, are detailed and invite thoughtful inspection."
    School Library Journal
  • “Most magical bedtime book ever! Definitely feels like a classic to handsell again and again.”
    Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park, CA)
  • “This magical bedtime book will make you want to curl up with a blanket and float on a nighttime breeze.”
    Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN)

On Sale
Feb 28, 2023
Page Count
48 pages
ISBN-13
9780316591836

Julie Berry

About the Author

Julie Berry is the author of Happy Right Now; Long Ago on a Silent Night; the Printz Honor novel The Passion of Dolssa; the Carnegie and Edgar-shortlisted All the Truth That's In Me; the New York Times bestselling Lovely War; and many other acclaimed books for young readers. She also owns an independent bookstore in her hometown. She lives in Western New York and invites you to visit her online at julieberrybooks.com.

Jaime Zollars is the creator of The Truth About Dragons. Her art has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, among others. She lives in Southern California and invites you to visit her online at JaimeZollars.com.

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Jaime Zollars

About the Illustrator

Jaime Zollars is inspired by fairy tales and Flemish painters, nonfiction, forgotten paper, found textures, and flea market photographs. Her art has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, among others. The Truth About Dragons is her debut book for children. Jaime lives in Thousand Oaks, California, and she invites you to visit her online at JaimeZollars.com.

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