author: Julia Denos
illustrator: E.B. Goodale
Before your city goes to sleep, you might head out for a walk into the almost-night, your dog at your side. Anything can happen on such a walk. And as you go down your street and around the corner, the windows around you light up one by one until you are walking through a maze of paper lanterns, each one granting you a brief, glowing snapshot of your neighbors as families come together and folks settle in for the night. In this American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, now in paperback, Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale have created a setting that feels both specific and universal. Through lyrical text and welcoming illustrations, they convey not only the idea of home and the magic of curiosity, but also how a sense of love and belonging is something to which every child is entitled.
“This evocative portrait elevates an everyday routine to a wonder-filled walk of discovery.”— School Library Journal (starred review)