The Books


by Uri Shulevitz

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2013-09-17)

List Price: $17.99

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Amazon Description

One December afternoon, boy with dog and grandfather with beard take a walk to watch the sun begin to set over the river. When the sun drops low in the sky, they start home. Buildings grow dimmer. People are rushing. As nature's lights go out, one by one, city's lights turn on, revealing brilliant Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas displays in streets, homes, and stores. A stunning picture book that's sure to be a winter holiday classic by Caldecott Medalist Uri Shulevitz.

One Potato Review

“As nature’s lights go out, the city’s lights come on.” For the shortest day of the year, an amber lining. Here’s holiday cheer, no matter your religious persuasion, a woman with a hat, a man with a cravat, and a visitor from the planet Zataplat, all of whom declaim in variously challenging doggerel; here are cinemas, toy displays and – wouldn’t you know it – even a store selling books. Timeless or nostalgic, depending on your perspective, still either way a little irresistible. 

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