Bruce Handy

From the author of New York Times Best Children's Book The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth, a luminous picture book about the shadows, both literal and emotional, that accompany us throughout our day There was a shadow. It was a new shadow, but also the last hint of night. It was a morning shadow. As the sun makes its daily journey across the sky, light comes down to illuminate our world. Moving and dancing along with this light come a variety of shadows--those cast by the sun and those cast by our feelings, minds, and memories. Here we follow a girl from dawn through dusk into night as she and her friends play with their shadows, take refuge in the shade of a large tree, and set out again for home in the violet glow of twilight. With a lyrical text from Bruce Handy and dramatic, sensitive art from Lisk Feng, this book invites readers to look up and down, in and out--to notice the position of the sun and the corresponding length or shortness of shadows, as well as the subtle ways in which light and shadow reveal and obscure things both in the world and in ourselves. With images that swell and overflow with light, this is a picture book that is sure to awe and delight.

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There Was a Shadow