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Twilight Comes Twice Hardcover – October 20, 1997
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The art work in this book is stunning. The story, and there is a story here, deals with people, the environment and the critters around us. The entire book is a feast for the eye and ear. The story deals with the two areas mentioned above...what happens during these wonderful times of the day? Why are they so enchanting? Why have poets written about them for hundreds of years? It is enjoyable, the kids like it, which, when all is said and done, is the best endorsement, and it never get old. This is certainly one you need to add to your child's library. Highly recommend this one.
Fletcher begins with the sentence “Twice each day a crack opens between night and day” which allows the reader to view sunset and sunrise differently. He then proceeds to personify night and day by having them “stand whispering secrets before they go their separate ways.” Since night and day have to have time to talk, daylight is not instantaneous which would help children understand the sun rising slowly. His descriptive writing includes alliteration which is a primary reading skill that draws children into the story. Such phrases as “Dusk deepens,” “millions of mosquitoes,” and “dawn drinks up…darkness” stick with children and are easily repeated. Children can make connections to his imagery, too. For example, “Slowly dusk pours the syrup of darkness into the forest.” Most children are familiar with syrup, so they can conjure up the image of syrup being poured over trees and sky.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
That favorite time of day. That magical moment of contentment. That precious hour when “twilight slips through the crack between night and day” and drops in for a brief holiday. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan Demos
In “Twilight Comes Twice”, Ralph Fletcher masterfully contrasts the two times a day that there is a “crack between night and day. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paula
I LOVE children's books and the illustrations. I love this story, how it explains the different stages of night : dusk, night, twilight and dawn and has soft,warm illustrations... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Julie Graf
Great to see my old favorite back on the shelf and in my hands again.Published on October 15, 2014 by Patricia P. Benzenhafer
Fletcher has a way with words; it's beautiful way to think about the magical time that happens each morning and every night. Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Jenniffer1221
Great book. Grade 6-7-8 writing teachers: this is a mentor text from Corbett Harrison's Writing Fix site. If you don't use it, check it out. Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Karen A Lefebvre
I just adored this book for my classroom. I teach fourth grade and use this as a wonderful example of rich, descriptive writing. Read morePublished on November 15, 2012 by RaDragonfly