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When the Sky Is Like Lace

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ISBN-10: 1939017475

ISBN-13: 9781939017475

Edition: 1975

Authors: Elinor Lander Horwitz, Barbara Cooney

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Haunting and dreamlike, this picture book describes the strange-splendid and plum-purple things that can happen on a night when the sky is like lace.When the Sky is Like Lace was named one of the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year when it was first published in 1975. The Times' reviewer called it "... a haunting book, an original creation which survives on the power of its mood. Imaginative children with their own night fantasies may well blend this vision with their dreams."On a night on which anything, you think, can and indeed will happen, three girls venture out to listen to otters sing, eat spaghetti with pineapple sauce, and watch trees dance. Horwitz' text is just as…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1975
Publisher: Islandport Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Barbara Cooney and her twin brother were born on 6 August 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, in the Bossert Hotel. She grew up on Long Island, but spent her summers as a child in Maine. Cooney attended a boarding school as a child. Cooney graduated from Smith College in 1938 and studied lithography and etching at Art Students League in New York. Just one year after graduation, she had her first commission, the illustrations for Ake and His World by Bertil Malmberg. Recalling an earlier trip to Germany before the war and the horrors that she had seen there, she felt compelled to join the Women's Army Corps during the summer of 1942. She enrolled in officer training and achieved the rank of second…