The Lions at Night
Written and Illustrated by Jessica Boehman
The RoadRunner Press
Hardcover Picture book, $20.00
**Winner of the 2020 IPPY Independent Publisher's Book Awards Gold Medal for Picture Books For Children under Age 7!
**Finalist for the ForeWard Independent Book Awards for Picture Books.
By day, the library lions, Patience and Fortitude, guard the New York Public Library. But when the sun goes down, their job is done. This debut wordless picture book from author-illustrator Jessica Boehman brings the reader on a late-night summertime trip to Coney Island. Will they make it back to the library before dawn? And will anyone notice that they've gone?
**A book told only in pictures, The Lions at Night is perfect not only for readers of all ages, but also from any country.
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School Library Journal calls it, "a visual delight that invites rereads...[and] a wordless love letter to [the lions'] history and to the Big Apple itself... Her shifts in point of view and close-up imagery, along with the limited initial color palette, are reminiscent of Brian Selznick’s work in Wonderstruck. A must-have for New York and its surrounding communities."
Kirkus calls it, "Positively aglow with smiling bonhomie as well as color," and "An affectionate tribute to some of New York City’s iconic residents and institutions."