Night Job

Book Verdict

Night Job

by Karen Hesse

Illustrations by G. Brian Karas

First Release:

October 2018

ISBN: 9780763662387

When the sun sets, Dad 's job as a school custodian is just beginning. What is it like to work on a Friday night while the rest of the city is asleep? There 's the smell of lilacs in the night air, the dusky highway in the moonlight, and glimpses of shy nighttime animals to make the dark magical. Shooting baskets in the half-lit gym, sweeping the stage with the game on the radio, and reading out loud to his father in the library all help the boy 's time pass quickly. But what makes the night really special is being with Dad.

Full-color mixed media illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9780763662387
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Candlewick
    Page Count: 32
    Trim Size: 7 7/8" x 10 5/8"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.4, Points: 0.5
    Awards & Honors: ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
    CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Picture Books for School-Age Children
    Booklist Editors ' Choice: Books for Youth - 2018
    Genre: Fic
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