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The Night Wild

The Night Wild

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Dial Books
Still North Books & Bar
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A stunningly illustrated picture book debut about a dog's fantastical moonlit adventure and wild new friendship.

When Dog slips away from home at night, she finds an unexpected friend and an inner wildness. Together, Dog and Wolf explore the woods under the glow of the moonlight and sparkle of fireflies until the morning beckons Dog home. Gorgeously illustrated, this is the perfect bedtime story and ultimate wish fulfillment for big dreamers and adventurers.

About the Author

Zoë Tilley Poster is an illustrator who lives in Vermont with her husband and dog. The Night Wild is her debut picture book.

Praise for The Night Wild

"Poster's stirring black-and-white illustrations of brushed-on graphite powder, pencil, and eraser on paper glow with starlight . . . Short, descriptive phrases capture the thrill of the adventure for Dog, pulling the reader into breathless excitement." —Booklist

“The striking thing about this story is the unusual black-and-white illustrations that are created using brushed graphite powder, pencil, and erasure on paper. Their soft, atmospheric mood and their design and distribution—full-bleed double-page spreads, single-page bleeds, and, particularly, a few stellar sequences in which multiple iterations of characters denote action—show author/illustrator Poster’s skill in telling a story with pictures.” —Kirkus

“Through the soft drawings, she captures the illumination of the moonlight effectively, giving the animals a ghostly quality. Multiple spreads add to the cinematic storytelling . . . Luminescent illustrations and dramatic storytelling turn one night of moonlit play into an exceptional story.” —School Library Journal