The Way Home in the Night

The Way Home in the Night

Book - 2017
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A mother rabbit and her young bunny are on their way home in the dark night. "My mother carries me through the quiet streets, " the bunny explains. "Most of our neighbors are already home." The bunny can see their lights in the windows, and hear and smell what they might be doing: talking on the phone, pulling a pie out of the oven, having a party, saying goodbye. When they reach home, the father rabbit tucks the bunny into bed. But the bunny continues to wonder about the neighbors' activities. "Are the party guests saying goodnight? Is the person on the phone getting ready for bed?" And what of the footsteps that can be heard in the street as the bunny falls asleep? "Will she take the last train home?"
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9781771386630
Branch Call Number: JP Miyak
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Alternative Title: Yoru no kaerimichi. English


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May 02, 2019

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One night a little Bunny is being carried home by his mother and imagines what people around him are doing. He knows one thing though, everyone goes home to sleep. This is a great book for bedtime...with or without the kiddies.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

Apr 28, 2019

This is my favorite book to read to my daughter.

Dec 14, 2018

This one just did not click for me. Why were they out at night? Why did the father just randomly join them? Why are the streets, which are wonderfully drawn, so stark and sterile in a city? Where are the other pedestrians, the cars, the stray cats and dogs and nocturnal animals like raccoons and skunks? It all just seemed very stark and sterile and strange.

Jun 28, 2017

Miyakoshi's stories are so great. Lovely art and a great mood. Read this one now!

KCLS_RobinH Jun 01, 2017

Fantastic illustrations using forest animals dressed as people inhabiting a city. Viewpoints vary as the rabbit narrator ponders the activities of those he passed on his nighttime walk home.

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