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Smoky Night by Eve Bunting

Smoky Night (edition 1999)

by Eve Bunting, David Diaz (Illustrator)

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Title:Smoky Night
Authors:Eve Bunting
Other authors:David Diaz (Illustrator)
Info:Sandpiper (1999), Paperback, 36 pages
Collections:HSU Children's Center, Your library

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Smoky Night by Eve Bunting



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I enjoyed this book for many reasons. The book is based on an African American mother and son who are witnessing a riot happen on the streets of Los Angeles. Each page is filled with vivid colorful illustrations to help describe each event that happens. For example, the main characters apartment building catches on fire, and while the author is describing this scene the page is filled with red and orange flames! The author organized the story very well and provided suspense and detailed thoughts. The little boy, Daniel, cannot find his cat while fleeing the apartment building. The author leaves the audience blinded about the cats whereabouts until the last few pages. The author reveals Daniels cats location with Daniel's mother yelling out, "Daniel! Look! Look over there!" The audience finally envisions a firefighters walking towards Daniel with his precious cat. The main message of this story is that people can come together and help each other during rough times despite their background or nationality. ( )
  eschoe1 | Sep 13, 2014 |
age 3-5, Pierce College Library
  SWong4512 | May 28, 2014 |
This book is about a naborhood that is going through a riot, after the people leave the streets the little boy is woken by his firghtened mother and the smell of smoke. They race out with the rest of the poeple from their building, but one thing is missing, the little boys cat.
Source: ECE Pierce College Library
  kavy | May 24, 2014 |
Review: A book about a boy named Daniel that witnessed a riot. The community comes together to help each other out during the fires and mayhem that the riot caused.

Ages: 4-8

Source: Pierce ECE library
  DavidGriffin | May 18, 2014 |
Age: 4
Source: Ece classroom

Two people don't get along and there is a riot. when the two people each lose there cats they search to find them and the cats bring the two people together so they like each other again.
  desertstorm | May 16, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0152018840, Paperback)

This is a story about cats -- and people -- who couldn't get along until a smoky and fearful night brings them together.

The Los Angeles riots made author Eve Bunting wonder about what riots meant to the children who live through them -- and what we can all learn from such upheavals. She has written more than 100 books for children and young adults, including Night Tree and Summer Wheels, and many deal thoughtfully with difficult issues.

Smoky Night was the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal; an American Library Association Notable Children's Book; a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and a Parent's Choice Award.

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Daniel and his mother look out of their window at the smoky night below. There are looters on the street, fires in the distance. Daniel clutches his cat, Jasmine. But later, when they're forced to leave the apartment building, Jasmine can't be found. Mrs. Kim's cat is missing too. Where are they? They can't be with each other. Those cats don't get along...This story is about cats and people who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them together. Winner of Caldecott medal, 1995. When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.… (more)

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