In the Small, Small Night

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By Jane Kurtz
Publisher Greenwillow Books
In the Small, Small Night
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In the middle of the night the world can seem huge andfrightening, especially when youve just moved far from home. On Abena and Kofis first night in America, it is late and it is dark and they are up worrying. What if a giant lizard or a slendersnouted crocodile crawled into their suitcases? What if the people in their new school laugh at them? What if they forget Grandmother and their cousins, now that they are an ocean away?But Abena knows a secret to help them. It is a secret that can make the world and the night seem small again. She reaches for her new flashlight and turns it on. She says to her little brother, Kofi, Pretend this is the moon. Close your eyes. And then she begins ...

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1307 words1,307 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile AD560LLexile AD560L
Grade 1 to 3Grade 1 to 3
Published 2005Published 2005

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