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Storm in the Night Paperback – September 30, 1990


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From Publishers Weekly

Because a fierce storm has put out the lights, Thomas's grandfather says, "I shall have to tell you a tale of when I was a boy." But Grandfather's story about his dog Melvin is prefaced by 18 pages that focus instead on Thomas's loving relationship with the peppery old man. The discursive, gentle text reflects Thomas's thoughts about sounds and memories. He wonders about the differences between grandfathers and boyshe has "a chin as smooth as a peach" while Grandfather has "a voice like a tuba." He and his grandfather listen to the sound of rain that clatters "on the tin roof like a million tacks," and, finally, Grandfather tells his story of "how fear does strange things to people." Cummings's electric-blue palette is almost overwhelming in its intensity, but it beautifully captures the dance of night shadows with golden light. Ages 5-8.
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PreSchool-Grade 2 Paintings in icy blue-white, black, and brown illustrate this story of a young black boy, his grandfather, and their cat during a fearsome thunder storm. There is a power failure, so that there is nothing to do except talk. Whatever fears the boy has are quelled by his grandfather's wit, understand ing, and a comforting story. This is a picture book of contrastthe raging storm without, the calm within as the grandfather shares the fear he had as a youngster during a similar storm when he accidently left his puppy outside. Stolz' poetic language is powerful, packed with vivid imagery and ono matopoeic verse from the ``thunder like mountains blowing up'' to the ``ping'' of the living room clock. The balance of the text is comprised of relaxed, unhur ried dialogue. The pictures contrast the strong use of dark shadows and the soft light which illuminates the warmth in side the house. Best read aloud, but don't wait for a storm. Marianne Pilla, Long Beach Public Library, N.Y.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 550L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (September 30, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064432564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064432566
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By BlessedCP on January 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
I read this to my kindergarten class and they struggled to stay interested in the story. It contains mostly dialog which was difficult to follow. Also the dark illustrations were not friendly. The story is good, about overcoming fear and being honest about about your feelings. However, your audience should be about 1st or 2nd grade and you'll want to read it with different voices to help the children understand who is talking.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Melissa S. Arbour on November 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am a fourth grade teacher and this book is perfect for teaching various forms of figurative language. There are plenty of opportunities to explore similes, metaphors, onomotopoeia, and personification. The imagery is rich and vivid. Since its language and illustrations are more sophisticated, it captures and holds older students throughout this story making it a treasure for teaching students of all ages.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Linda Ward on July 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is execellent in explaining about fear and how to conquer it. My f0ur children loved it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shanna A. Gonzalez on August 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
Grandfather and young Thomas are alone in their darkened house, and the power outage prevents them from engaging in any of their ordinary diversions. Without the use of their vision, their other senses are sharpened, and the sounds and smells of their home and community surround them. As Thomas gazes out the window at a scene illuminated by moon and lightning, Grandfather remarks, "No help for it - I shall have to tell you a tale of when I was a boy." He then recounts a time when he, at Thomas's age, hid under a bed during a storm, only belatedly remembering that his puppy, also terrified of storms, was still outside. Thomas, who has claimed to not be afraid of the storm and dark, finally admits that if he had been alone he would have been. Eventually the lights do come on, and the story closes with an image of a young hand turning off the light in preparation for sleep.

This book, like Wiesner's Hurricane, portrays a child facing a potentially frightening storm, and his fear is defused by the presence of a lovingly protective adult. In this book, however, the primary theme is that of dealing with fear. This conversation takes place in the context of a close, warm relationship, as Grandfather very gently uncovers Thomas's feelings by identifying with him and providing an example of how he faced and overcame his own fear. By using a story about himself, he defuses the boy's embarrassment at feeling afraid, and his calm demeanor creates a safe place for the boy to admit his vulnerability.

This serious conversation doesn't weigh the story down, though, primarily due to Stolz' extraordinary use of language. She describes the physical and tactile experience of the storm so vividly that the listener feels they are there themselves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Family First on August 6, 2013
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This was a nice story about a boy and his grandfather. It sort of fell short at the end. We paired this book with a homeschool unit study on storms, weather, and grandparents. It worked nicely for that purpose.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By smurfrg on December 17, 2013
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My children and I really liked reading this story. The grandfather's wisdom and the grandchild's interest in what his grandfather has to say made for an enjoyable read!
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