Haunting and dreamlike, this classic picture book describes the strange-splendid and plum-purple things that occur when the sky is like lace. On a night on which anything can — and indeed will — happen, three girls venture out to listen to otters sing, eat spaghetti with pineapple sauce, and watch trees dance.
Horwitz's playful text will delight and challenge readers to go out on a bimulous night with singing otters and sulky snails. Bewitching paintings by legendary artist Barbara Cooney complete the magic, using wispy and shadowy watercolors to portray that special place where only your imagination can take you.
"... an original creation which survives on the power of its mood. Imaginative children with their own night fantasies may well blend this vision with their dreams."
--New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year (1975)
When the Sky Is Like Lace
Written by Elinor Lander Horvitz
Illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publication Date: 2015 (Islandport edition)
Dimensions: 8.0 x 10.0 x 0.38
Shipping Weight: 0.82 lbs.