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Song for a Summer Night

Written by Robert Heidbreder • Illustrated by Qin Leng

For kids 3 - 7 years old | Published April 24, 2015 | ISBN 9781554984947
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams

Cover of Song for a Summer Night

Regular price $14.95 CAD

32 pages | 8.75 in × 9.50 in
Digital Format

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About this book

Song for a Summer Night

Robert Heidbreder • Qin Leng

As night falls on a soft summer evening, neighborhood children are drawn out of their houses by the sights and sounds of the world after dark. First the fireflies come sparkling past, followed by a host of domestic and wild animals, from cats and dogs to owls and skunks. Accomplished children’s poet Robert Heidbreder creates a world of enchantment, while Qin Leng’s illustrations conjure the harmonious interplay between our everyday domestic world and one that is just a little bit wilder. All the characters, both human and otherwise, have their moment on the nighttime stage, but eventually, the curtain falls, and sleepiness beckons.

About the Creators

Robert Heidbreder

Robert Heidbreder is an award-winning children’s poet and author. His many books include I Wished for a Unicorn, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance and the forthcoming Song for a Summer Night (Groundwood, Spring 2015). Robert spent thirty years as a primary school teacher and, in 2002, won the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and continues to do many school and festival presentations. ?

Qin Leng

Qin Leng lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. She has published numerous picture books in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Sweden, Hong Kong, and South Korea for publishers such as Inhabit Media, Second Story Press, Annick Press, Chirp Magazine, Simply Read Books, Kids Can Press, Usborne, Mathew Price, Gallimard Jeunesse, Elephant Community Press and Dominique et Compagnie. She has also illustrated for Save the Children and UNICEF.