Night in the City

Julie Downing


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An ingenious account of the jobs people do all through the night, when kids are fast asleep.

In Night in the City, author and illustrator Julie Downing cleverly uses multiple panels to follow eight people throughout the course of their busy evening, from waking up just as most people are contemplating bedtime, through the following morning.

The jobs depicted are nurse, baker, taxi driver, fire fighter, on location film tech, janitor, museum security guard, and emergency dispatcher.

Together, their stories bring the beating heart of a city to life, making for a book sure to have kids pouring over meticulously designed pages, following the exploits of our lead characters over the course of a single ordinary evening.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Published: 03/28/2023
Pages: 40
Weight: 1lbs
Size: 11.25h x 9.40w x 0.35d
ISBN: 9780823452064
Age: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2023
Publishers Weekly 01/23/2023
Booklist 02/15/2023 pg. 57
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2023
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2023 pg. 46

About the Author
Julie Downing has illustrated over forty-five picture books including Hello Moon, Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo's First Woman Zookeeper by Candace Fleming, The Fire Keeper's Son, Tessa Takes Wing and First Mothers. She has won many awards including a Parents Choice Award, the New York Public Library's Best Books Award, APAAL Best Illustrated Book and the Irma Black Silver Medal. Her work has been featured in the SCBWI Original Art Show. Julie teaches illustration to undergraduate and graduate students at the Academy of Art University. She lives in San Francisco.