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Children's Fiction Bedtime & Dreams

In the Sky at Nighttime

by (author) Laura Deal

illustrated by Tamara Campeau

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
May 2019
Bedtime & Dreams, Stories in Verse, Polar Regions, Imagination & Play
Recommended Age
0 to 2
Recommended Grade
Recommended Reading age
0 to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
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  • Downloadable audio file

    Publish Date
    Jan 2021
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"A tender bedtime tale set in a too-seldom-seen northern world." ★ Kirkus Reviews

In the sky at nighttime, the northern lights dance, a mother's song sways on the breeze, and a raven roosts atop a tall building, bathed in the light of the moon.

This lyrical poem sends readers sailing through the Arctic night sky to see and hear the unique beauty of a Northern night.

About the authors

Laura Deal was born and raised in a small farming town in Nova Scotia. As a young adult, drawn to adventure, she climbed aboard an airplane for the first time ever and moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Laura immediately found appreciation for the culture, beauty of the land, and simplicity of northern life. Since 2005, she has rooted herself in the Canadian Arctic and started a family. A firsttime author, Laura wrote How Nivi Got Her Names for her daughter, Niviaq, who was adopted through Inuit custom adoption.

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Tamara Campeau’s illustration journey began at Dawson College, where she earned her associate degree in illustration and design. Shortly after, she furthered her studies at Sheridan College, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in illustration with honours. Tamara works digitally to bring stories to life through her painterly illustrations. Her work has a strong sense of lighting and vibrant colour palettes, along with dynamic compositions. She loves creating endearing characters with a strong sense of personality and emotion. Her work is inspired by wildlife, children, and the environments they reside in. She uses this inspiration to add a layer of realism to her illustrations. When she’s not at her desk, she can be found breaking a sweat at the local gym or exploring nature with her standard poodle, Peanut.

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Editorial Reviews

"In the Sky at Nighttime is suitable for the very young who are learning to enjoy the magic of listening to stories, holding books and learning from pictures. This lyrical narrative can encourage the bond between children and their caregivers, creating happy memories of childhood.—CM Magazine

"A tender bedtime tale set in a too-seldom-seen northern world."—★ Kirkus, STARRED review

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