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Night Child

Piret Jaaks

  • Illustrator: Lumimari
  • Pegasus
  • 2024, 36 pp
  • ISBN: 9789916166284
  • picturebook, fiction
  • Age: 5+
My mommy isn’t afraid of the dark. She actually likes to be up late work the night shift. I don’t like the dark at all – there’s nothing in it! That makes it the scariest thing in the world. I stay with Grandma when Mom works the night shift. Grandma is wonderful, but her house is very old and very dark. I tell her I want my mommy and she asks if I want to hear a bedtime story. Bedtime stories my favorite thing of all! Grandma takes out an old book. Dried flowers fall from between the pages. Grandma says the Night Child put them there. The Night Child is the bravest kid of all because they can see what’s hidden in the darkness, she tells me.