Nightlights

Nightlights

Graphic Novel - 2016
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A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTIONEvery night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy's bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room.One day, Morpie, a mysterious pale girl, appears at school. And she knows all about Sandy's drawings..Nightlights is a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity, from the enchanting imagination of Lorena Alvarez.
Publisher: London :, Nobrow,, 2016, ©2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781910620137
Branch Call Number: YA GRAPHIX ALV
Characteristics: 54 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 30 cm

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Recommended for ages 9 and up. Beautiful colourful illustrations that feel like a Hayao Miyazaki film ("Spirited Away", "Princess Mononoke", "Ponyo"). If you like the ghostly element try "Ghosts" by Raina Telgemeier next. If you like the art, your next read... Read More »


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kernjess Mar 15, 2018

This book blew my mind with the incredible artwork, the simple yet profound story, and the fierce little protagonist. As soon as I finished it I flipped back to the front and started it again. Truly a beautiful work.

JCLEdwardR Feb 27, 2018

Wonderful artwork and a surprisingly deep story that is entirely approachable for a wide range of ages.

ArapahoeRachel Nov 17, 2017

The images that the artist creates tell the story with nothing left to desire. Her writing is sparse but perfectly executed. I interpreted the graphic novel as the story of believing in your own self-worth regardless of what any outside influences have to say about you. Both praise and criticism can lead to delusion.

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badwolf82
Aug 08, 2017

This book is worth the read for the illustrations alone! It also happens to have a fantastic ghost story with just enough creepiness. Perfect for Coraline or Doll Bones fans.

cmlibrary_ecrites Apr 03, 2017

Beautiful illustrations!

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