Morning, Noon, and Night

by Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor

The earth is turning. Across the country the sun arcs from east to west, and the... read more

The earth is turning. Across the country the sun arcs from east to west, and the natural world responds. "Good morning, the dawn. . . . Good morning, the morning. . . . Good noon, the noon. . . . Good afternoon, the afternoon / The birds stop singing. The antelopes doze. The lizard hides." Jean Craighead George's narrative of the cycle of dawn to darkness and back again across the continent is as awe-inspiring as nature itself, and just as paradoxical: simple yet complex, powerful yet peaceful. Her brief and exquisite text marks the passage of the sun across the continent, and Wendell Minor echoes this progression in full-page, richly rendered paintings that show the flora and fauna of various regions of the country. Endnotes provide specific information about the region and natural life depicted in each illustration of singular volume. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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