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Groundwood Books


Written by Isol • Translated by Elisa Amado

For kids - 4 years old | Published September 01, 2012 | ISBN 9781554981793
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams

Cover of Nocturne

Regular price $17.95 CAD

32 pages | 9.05 in × 6.5 in
Print Format

About this book


Isol • Elisa Amado

Nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Prize

Nocturne: Dream Recipes is a unique bedtime book that hints at the magic inherent in dreaming.

Twelve glow-in-the-dark pictures present possible inspirations for a night in which the hidden world becomes visible. Just choose a dream from among the pictures and descriptions in the book, and then turn off the light to see a surprising glow-in-the-dark image. Included are dreams such as the dream of going far away, the boring book dream, the dream of the cat who smelled the tuna casserole, and even the drawn dream (which children can create themselves).

Once again Isol's extraordinary creativity and humor have produced a truly wonderful, very original book.

About the Creators


Isol is an Argentine author and illustrator of children’s books with a passion for comic book artistry, literature and the visual arts. She has been honored with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s literature, has twice been selected as a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and has won a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava. Isol has also written and illustrated The Menino; Petit, the Monster; Beautiful Griselda and Nocturne. To date, her books have been published in over twenty countries and in seventeen languages. Isol lives in Buenos Aires.

Elisa Amado

Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
  • Long-listed Astrid Lindgren Prize, 2013
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