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  • Little, Brown Young Readers

Nighttime Ninja

Ed Young, Barbara DaCosta

5 Reviews

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Fiction

Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure. Soon he reaches his ultimate goal...and gets a big surprise! Will the nighttime ninja complete his mission

With spare text and lush illustrations, Nighttime Ninja is a fun, adventure-filled story about the power of play and imagination.

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Praise for Nighttime Ninja

  • * "Young's expressive collage artwork, built of fabric, paper, and bits of string, hums with vitality, even in the silence of midnight...Beneath these frames, debut author DaCosta's spare, sinuous prose reinforces the ninja's intrepid, surreptitious elegance...With measured pacing, careful design, and a beautifully symbiotic partnership of word and image, this enormously appealing, timeless story promises to delight preschool audiences and families alike for years to come." - Booklist (starred review)

  • Succinct language full of vivid verbs describing the action sets the mood for Young's lushly textured illustrations...Good to share at bedtime with antsy adventurers. - Kirkus

  • "A spare text loaded with tension paired with evocative illustrations make this a bedtime story that will be asked for again and again." - The Horn Book

  • Young's austere, nearly abstract mixed-media collage illustrations...perfectly complement DaCosta's spare but neatly suspenseful story. - School Library Journal

  • Wonderfully mysterious...[A] pitch-perfect bedtime read. - The Wall Street Journal

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