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By Holly Thompson, Jen Betton (Illustrator)
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A lyrical exploration of the transition between day and night and of the animals who thrive during this special time.

As day slips softly into night, sharp eyes catch glimpses of the special creatures who are active at dusk.

Lyrical text and lush art capture the richness and life of this magical time in a sumptuous picture book that will inspire budding naturalists and anyone who has ever chased a lightning bug at twilight. An author’s note about twilight is included.

About the Author

Holly Thompson was raised in New England and is a longtime resident of Japan. The author of the children’s novels in verse Falling Into the Dragon’s Mouth, The Language Inside, and Orchards, Holly teaches creative writing and splits her time between Japan and Massachusetts. Visit her online at and on Twitter at @hatbooks.

Jen Betton is a freelance illustrator and college art instructor. She holds a BFA in painting from the University of Central Florida and an MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. Twilight Chant is the first picture book she has illustrated. She lives in Arlington, MA. Visit her online at and on Twitter @JenBetton.

Praise For…

"A lovely, lyrical visual and verbal exploration of the wonders of twilight."—Kirkus Reviews   "A lovely science picture book."--Booklist   "A visually and poetically beautiful title that sneaks in some animal facts as well. Perfect for storytime or individual sharing. A must-have for most libraries."--School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544586482
ISBN-10: 0544586484
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: March 20th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English