The Longest, Darkest Night!
Peter B Lewis, author
On the rarest of all nights – a total eclipse of the moon occurs on Winter Solstice. Mrs. Owl, Madam Opossum, Young Weasel, Mr. Raccoon and Brother Fox are scared. The wise old storyteller, Grampa Cedar, who has seen it all, guides his nocturnal neighbors through a night they’ll never forget. The Longest, Darkest Night! is an illustrated children’s story about the wonders of nature, celestial cycles and the “humanness” of animals. Fear of the dark and the unknown, collaboration, generosity and the wisdom of elders are underlying themes in this modern fable. The story is an inclusive and action-packed reading experience, with rich images and sing-along interactivity that offer even more personal engagement. Extensive back matter includes scientific notes, thumbnail backgrounds for each character, a book list and coloring pages. The delightful illustrations include recognizable representations of animals, trees and events on Earth and in the sky.