The Blue Hour

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A lovely and tranquil celebration of nature

The sun has set, the day has ended, but the night hasn't quite arrived yet. This magical twilight is known as the blue hour. Everything in nature—sky, water, flowers, birds, foxes—comes together in a symphony of blue to celebrate the merging of night and day.

With its soothing text and radiant artwork, this elegant picture book displays the majesty of nature and reminds readers that beauty is fleeting but also worth savoring.

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Isabelle Simler graduated from the Graduate School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Since then, she has written and illustrated several picture books, all of which focus on the natural world. Isabelle Simler leads drawing workshops for children based on The Blue Hour, teaching students how to represent nature through the lens of a single color. She lives in Paris. Visit her website at www.isabellesimler.com

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Catholic News Service
“Rarely does a book so beautifully capture with images and prose the majesty that is God’s creation of nature.”

The Wall Street Journal
"Richly Illustrated. . . . Each shade of blue seems prettier and more dramatic than the one before, giving emphasis to the color's remarkable tonal varieties in a picture book that both dazzles and soothes."

Kirkus Reviews
"A visual rhapsody in blue. . . . Each image dazzles."

School Library Journal (STARRED review)
"With its calming tone and gorgeous visuals, this title is a unique choice for bedtime collections and a glorious introduction to the natural world."

Omnivoracious
"Visually stunning. . . . The Blue Hour would be perfect for bedtime reading: its lovely images might wing their way into a fortunate child's dreams."
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