Barbara DaCosta & Ed Young

Saturday, 20 March 2021 - 2:00pm

Barbara DaCostaEd YoungSaturday, March 20 at 2PM

Join us for a virtual event with Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young, author and illustrator of the beautiful new picture book Night Shadows! They will read their new book, talk a bit about their creative process and the story's meaning and origins, and answer questions.

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Barbara DaCosta writes about the mysterious, touching, fun, and quirky things in life. In addition to Night Shadows, she and artist Ed Young collaborated on Nighttime Ninja (Children's Choice Award) and Mighty Moby (Minnesota Book Award finalist). She lives in Minnesota.

Ed Young is a renowned illustrator and writer of children's picture books. Born on November 28, 1931, in Tientsin, China, he moved to the US as a young man, where he worked at an advertising agency before illustrating his first book, The Mean Mouse and Other Mean Stories by Janice May Urdry, in 1962. Since then he has illustrated over eighty children's books, seventeen of which he has also written. Throughout his long career he has received over fifty awards and honors, including the Caldecott Medal in 1990 for Lon Po Po, his retelling of a Chinese version of "Little Red Riding Hood," and Caldecott Honors for The Emperor and the Kite (1967) and Seven Blind Mice (1992). He has been nominated twice for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition given to children's book authors and illustrators for their contribution to children's literature. His books frequently draw on folklore from Chinese, Native American, Indian, Persian, and other cultures, and he uses a variety of media, including pencil, pastel, ink, collage, cut paper, photographs, and found materials. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his two daughters and two cats.


Night Shadows By Barbara DaCosta, Ed Young (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Barbara DaCosta, Ed Young (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781644210246
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Triangle Square - January 26th, 2021

A lonely girl finds an unlikely friend in her elderly neighbor in this story about connection, compassion, and community.  Night Shadows is the third collaboration between writer Barbara DaCosta and Caldecott artist Ed Young.

Each night kids have been creeping around and spray painting houses in Tasha's neighborhood. Two days in a row, her neighbor Mrs. Lucy awakes to find graffiti outside her home. Tasha helps her paint over it. They discover that they are alike, except for their age, and become inseparable. But who keeps defacing Mrs. Lucy's house? Ed Young's inimitable cut-out art sensitively conveys the characters' emotions and the drama of the story: as the truth is discovered, the houses become multicolored, but the characters remain faceless. Then when the miscreants are revealed, Tasha's and Mrs. Lucy's faces become visible. A subtle expression of recognition on both.....This nuanced story shows young readers that honesty and respect are the most important elements for friendship. With Night Shadows Caldecott Medal-winner Ed Young's oneiric illustrations and Barbara DaCosta's introspective narrative jointly reproduce the intensity with which a child experiences solitude and companionship.

Nighttime Ninja By Barbara DaCosta, Ed Young (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Barbara DaCosta, Ed Young (By (artist))
ISBN: 9780316203845
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

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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