Now that Night is Near

Astrid Lindgren; Illustrated by Marit Törnqvist; Translated by Polly Lawson

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  • A lytical bedtime story set in Sweden’s midsummer landscapes
  • Written by Astrid Lindgren, the bestselling author of Pippi Longstocking
  • Stunning, dreamy artwork by award-winning illustrator Marit Törnqvist perfectly complements the soothing text

It's bedtime, and in the countryside, everyone is getting ready for sleep. But a curious cat isn't tired just yet. This peaceful bedtime story by Astrid Lindgren is brought to life with luminous artwork by award-winning illustrator Marit Törnqvist.

Format:
hardback
Size:
264 x 220 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Age Range:
From 3 to 7 years
Extent:
24 pages
ISBN:
9781782506751
Publication date:
17 Sep 2020

Description

"Come now little one, it's time to go to sleep.
All the little children are tucked up in bed.
Their mamas and their papas too --
Everyone should go to sleep, now that night is near."

It's bedtime, and across the land everyone is settling down to sleep. The cows are lying down in their fields, the rabbits are snug in their burrows, and the birds are resting on their branches. Except someone isn't quite ready to close their eyes just yet...

A curious cat gently wanders through midsummer fields, forests and dusky Swedish landscapes as the sun slowly sets. When will he be ready to sleep?

Written by Astrid Lindgren, the bestselling author of Pippi Longstocking, and accompanied by luminous artwork from award-winning illustrator Marit Törnqvist, this soothing story is perfect for sharing with young children at bedtime.

Author

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born on a homestead in Småland, Sweden. Her most famous book, Pippi Longstocking, was published in 1945 to great success. She is also well known for Karlsson on the Roof, her books about The Bullerby Children and The Tomten. Her books are loved all over the world and have sold around 145 million copies. She won many awards, including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Pippi Longstocking in 1973; the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1958; and the International Book Award from UNESCO in 1993.

Marit Törnqvist was born in 1964 in Uppsala, Sweden and divides her time between the Netherlands and Sweden. She studied illustration at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2011 she was awarded a Golden Plaque from the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, one of the most prestigious children's illustration awards. She has illustrated several of Astrid Lindgren's picture books, including A Calf for Christmas and Goran's Great Escape (Floris Books) and is also the author of many other books for children.

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