The Night Walk

Marie Dorléans

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  • A luminous, dreamy story with lyrical text that follows a family on a mysterious moonlit adventure
  • Rich, atmospheric illustrations brilliantly evoke a night-time journey through sleepy streets and rugged, beautiful countryside
  • Translated from French, the original edition won the prestigious Prix Landerneau, in the best children's picture book category
  • Celebrates the importance of family time and the breathtaking majesty of the natural world

The dreamy story of a family's exciting journey through the night. Beautiful and evocative, this award-winning picture book celebrates the importance of family time and the awe-inspiring power of the natural world.

275 x 196 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 8 years
32 pages
Publication date:
03 Sep 2020


Mama opened our bedroom door. "Come on, you two," she whispered. "We need to go now, to get there on time."

Excited, the sleepy family step outside into a beautiful summer evening. They've entered a night-time world, quiet and shadowy, filled with fresh smells and amazing sights. Is this what they miss when they're asleep?

Together, they walk out of their sleeping village. What will they find in the dark landscape?

This beautiful and evocative book movingly recalls family trips and the excitement of unknown adventure, while celebrating the awe-inspiring power of the natural world.


Marie Dorléans studied Art and History of Art at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France. She graduated in 2010 and has worked as a children's book illustrator since then. The Night Walk is the winner of the French literary prize, the Prix Landerneau, in the best children's book category, and was also shortlisted for the Prix Sorcières.

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