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When the Sky is Like Lace

Barbara Cooney Reissue

Elinor Lander Horwitz Barbara Cooney

32 pages
Islandport Press
Two-time Caldecott Medal Award Winner Barbara Cooney illustrated this magical night-time story when it was first published in 1975, the year it was a New York Times Outstanding Book Selection. It's been a regular read-aloud in libraries ever since. Librarians, parents, and teachers will love this beautiful reissue that does justice to her incredible art. Wonderful nighttime story with dancing otters and trees, pineapple spaghetti, and other dreamy subjects, all with creative and fun language.
Author Bio
Elinor Lander Horwitz is the author of 14 books for children, young adults, and general audiences and has received several book and journalism awards. Her travel and feature articles on a vast range of subjects appeared for many years in the Washington Post, the Washington Star, The New York Times and a wide range of magazines. Horwitz, who lives in Maryland, has three children and seven grandchildren. Horwitz is the mother of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz and the mother-in-law of journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks.
Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) was a renowned children’s book author and illustrator who published more than 100 books. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she lived much of her life in Maine and focused often on the culture and landscape of that state, and her artistic style portrayed a rural New England full of peaceful tranquility. A two-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, she was the recipient of countless other honors and distinctions, and was declared a “Living Treasure of the State of Maine” in 1996. She once said, “Of all the books I have done, Miss Rumphius, Island Boy, and Hattie and the Wild Waves are the closest to my heart. These three are as near as I will ever come to an autobiography.”