ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 17, 2020
Now that Night is Near
By (author) Astrid Lindgren; Illustrated by Marit Toernqvist; Translated by Polly Lawson
“Come now little one, it’s time to go to sleep.All the little children are tucked up in bed.Their mamas and their papas too –Everyone should go to sleep, now that night is near.”It’s bedtime, and across the land everyone is settling down to sleep. The cows are lying down in their fields, the rabbits are snug in their burrows, and the birds are resting on their branches. Except someone isn’t quite ready to close their eyes just yet…A curious cat gently wanders through midsummer fields, forests and dusky Swedish landscapes as the sun slowly sets. When will he be ready to sleep?Written by Astrid Lindgren, the bestselling author of Pippi Longstocking, and accompanied by luminous artwork from award-winning illustrator Marit Toernqvist, this soothing story is perfect for sharing with young children at bedtime.
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born on a homestead in Smaland, Sweden. Her most famous book, Pippi Longstocking, was published in 1945 to great success. She is also well known for Karlsson on the Roof, her books about The Bullerby Children and The Tomten. Her books are loved all over the world and have sold around 145 million copies. She won many awards, including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Pippi Longstocking in 1973; the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1958; and the International Book Award from UNESCO in 1993. Marit Toernqvist was born in 1964 in Uppsala, Sweden and divides her time between the Netherlands and Sweden. She studied illustration at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2011 she was awarded a Golden Plaque from the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, one of the most prestigious children’s illustration awards. She has illustrated several of Astrid Lindgren’s picture books, including A Calf for Christmas and Goran’s Great Escape (Floris Books) and is also the author of many other books for children.