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Hildilid's Night by Chelli Duran Ryan

Hildilid's Night (edition 1971)

by Chelli Duran Ryan (Author), Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)

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An old lady who hates everything about night tries all sorts of methods to chase it away.
Title:Hildilid's Night
Authors:Chelli Duran Ryan (Author)
Other authors:Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
Info:Macmillan (1986), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Caldecott, 1st ed, Honor

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Hildilid's Night by Cheli Duran Ryan


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This book is about a lady who is scared of the night so she tries to boil the night, sweep the night away, and even feed the night to her wolfhound. In the end, nothing works so she goes to bed just as the sun is coming up.

I believe this book would be good for elementary age students. The illustrations are remarkable as it won the Caldecott Honor. It was an easy read. This would be a good book to read during Halloween or even just to anyone who is maybe scared of the dark. ( )
  maddisonsitz | Sep 11, 2016 |
I think this story is truly highlighted by the amazing illustrations by Arnold Lobel. Probably not the best suited read fro young children as the majority of the book is black and white pencil and ink. But the use of the sun in the end was a great addition.
The story comically follows an old women over the course of the night as she try's to get rid of the dark. At some point she believes she has the power to tie the night up or stuff it in a woven bag. kids might find it humorous as Hildilid attempts these ridiculas ideas of capturing the night. And after all crazy ideas and hard work, she falls asleep just as the bright sun rises.
  Phil9 | Mar 13, 2014 |
Hildilid is afraid of the night. Poor her.

So one night she tries *everything* to chase the night away - she spits at it, feeds it to her dog, ties it up, brews it, sings it a lullaby.... Of course, she can't - and, naturally, she falls asleep just as the sun comes up. (But she has to be rested tomorrow night, doesn't she?)

The illustrations are just detailed enough, and the text has a nice quiet humor to it. ( )
  conuly | Sep 19, 2008 |
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