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Daydreams for Night

Daydreams for Night

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Thirteen very short stories from acclaimed musician John Southworth will tweak your mind and peak your imagination. Meet the boy with grey hair, who spends his days on a cargo ship peeling potatoes, a strange man who keeps a Ferris wheel in his backyard, and a whale that lives in a manmade lake on the top of a faraway hill. Chock-full of details in their brevity, they beg to be mused over. Equally intriguing and unusual black and white illustrations by David Ouimet bright the strange, bizarre characters to life.

Like songs, these stories and the accompanying illustrations are evocative without limiting, and beg to be replayed.

Author: John Southworth, David Ouimet
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Published: 02/05/2015
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 9.40h x 7.80w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781927018170
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/26/2015
School Library Journal 03/01/2015 pg. 144

About the Author

John Southworth is one of Canada's most distinctive and iconoclastic music artists. A key collaborator with Toronto's Art of Time Ensemble, he performs regularly with his band The South Seas. Outside of his native Canada, his records have been released in the US, UK and Japan. For more info, go to

David Ouimet is a New York-based artist and musician. He has illustrated several children's books, and most recently has been experimenting with 19th century medical and scientific illustration techniques to create fine art.

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