A Great Big Night

Kate Inglis

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A Great Big Night

  Author:   Kate Inglis  
  Artist :   Josée Bisaillon    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

The 2022 Shortlists for the CCBC Book Awards Honour Excellence in Canadian Books for Young People

A rollicking, rhyming picture book about music-making and community, now available in paperback! Starred Kirkus review

The music train was a happy sight
Clickity-clackity three on bikes
Rolling in for a great big night.

When three travelling frog musicians roll through the forest on their painted bicycles, the other animals know they’re in for a great big party. Only one of them is not having fun: grumpy old grouse. Just as he’s telling everyone to stop with their foolish racket, their ruckus, their riff-raff, a great big storm rolls through the woods and puts an end to all the fun. When they emerge in the sleepy, dewy dawn, the animals see that grouse’s home is ruined, and quickly band together to help him. Together, the frog musicians and their friends show grouse that music is for more than just a party: a fiddle, a golden guitar, and a drum, when played just right, can do just as much good as the knock-knock-bang of fixing and making brand-new.

Kate Inglis’s playful and inventive language and Josée Bisaillon’s rich and textured illustrations bring to life this happy group of friends filling the great green forest with their music. A wonderful testament to community-building, music-making, and friendship.

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781774710883
Item NB1638
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on May 20 2022
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight175(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Kate Inglis is an author of the YA pirate adventure novels The Dread Crew, nominated for Hackmatack and Red Cedar Awards, and its sequel Flight of the Griffons. Kate lives on the south shore of Nova Scotia.

As a young girl, Josée Bisaillon loved drawing cats and houses. She enjoyed school and always returned home full of stories to tell (and to draw!). She pursued her education all the way to university, where she fell in love with illustration. Since then, scissors and brushes in hand, Josée has been illustrating children's books, magazines, and newspapers. Josée lives just outside of Montreal with her spouse, their three children, one hairless cat, and many paper characters.

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The Snow Knows reveals what Robert Frost might have seen had he entered those lovely, dark and deep woods on that snowy evening: the busy, mysterious and often dramatic lives of the forest animals.
  

Each gorgeous turn of the page introduces a new creature and a new winter wonder with lyrical verbal grace and masterful, eye-opening visual genius.