OverviewWinner of:Book of the Year Honor (Gold Medal), 2013 Gelett Burgess AwardWhimsical illustrations bring a child’s dreams to life in this beautiful and imaginative bedtime story. Every evening when he goes to bed, the night sits at the child’s bedside and reads him a story. Some stories are sweet, others are magical, and still others are mysterious, but they all inspire his dreams as he drifts off into a peaceful good night’s sleep.
Reviews“Illustrations and text are seamlessly woven together to reinforce the fablelike notion on the power of words. A superior effort.” —School Library Journal on The Word Collector
Author BiographyRoberto Aliaga is an award-winning author for his Spanish-language books, of which there are more than 30. He was included in the esteemed White Raven list for Cactus del desierto and he has been honored with the Lazarillo Award, the most prestigious prize in Spain for children’s literature. Sonja Wimmer is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been featured in books, posters, and magazines. Her illustrations for The Word Collector earned her Best Illustrator at the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. She is also the illustrator of Could It Happen to Anyone? and Story of a Cockroach.