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  • Reading Levels

    Guided Reading Level: L Reading Recovery Level: 18
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  • Supply Detail (CA)

    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Sep 01, 2014 Carton Quantity: 50 $18.95 CAD
  • Supply Detail (US)

    Distributor: Publishers Group West Supplies to: US Availability: Available On Sale Date: Sep 01, 2014 Carton Quantity: 50 $18.95 USD
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What There Is Before There Is Anything There
A Scary Story
By (author): Liniers Translated by: Elisa Amado
Liniers ,

Translated by :

Elisa Amado

Imprint:

Groundwood Books - Toronto

ISBN:

9781554983858

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book, Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Picture book, Printed dust jacket
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 7, Grade (US) K - 2
Sep 01, 2014
$18.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.25in x 7.88 x 0.4 in | 0.66 lb

Page Count:

24 pages

Illustrations:

Full color throughout
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
  • Short Description
Every night when his parents turn off the light, strange creatures descend from the black space where the ceiling used to be…

Every night when his parents turn off the light, strange creatures descend from the black space where the ceiling used to be… First comes one, then another and then more and more. They stand all around him, staring, not saying a word. And then, worst of all comes the dark shapeless one that tells him, “I am what there is before there is anything there…”

Liniers’ art, reminiscent of Hergé and other great comic book artists, portrays the little boy’s growing terror and his frantic dash for his parents’ bedroom. Combined with hand-lettering, it creates the feeling of a graphic novel for very young readers.

Destined to become a classic about nighttime fears (like Paul Galdone’s The Teeny-Tiny Woman), this story will resonate with young children who are afraid of the dark, who might be reassured to see that although the little boy’s fears don’t go away, he does find a way to cope with them.

Liniers is a cartoonist from Argentina whose work has appeared internationally in newspapers, magazines and books. He has created a daily comic strip for the Argentine newspaper La Nación for more than ten years. He lives with his family in Buenos Aires.

ELISA AMADO is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. She has written My Friend (Mi amiga), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano; Un Barrilete para el Día de los Muertos / Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead; Cousins (Primas), illustrated by Luis Garay; Tricycle (El triciclo), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book; and What Are You Doing? and Why Are You Doing That?, both illustrated by Manuel Monroy. She lives in Toronto.

The book is brilliant in its confirmation of an essential truth of childhood. - Kirkus Reviews

Fear is the new fun, and Jon Klassen and Lemony Snicket's The Dark has an impressive rival. - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

This bravely existential picture book eschews cute monsters in closets to capture the true reality of night terrors. - Horn Book

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