Original title: Yö. Kirja unesta ja pimeän salaisuuksista
Rudolf Koivu Illustration Award 2017 nominee
The Most Beautiful Books of 2016, honorary mention
Illustrated by Satu Kontinen
A bedtime book of fictional and factual stories for knowledge-hungry kids and a literary tonic for insomniacs or those afraid of the dark.
This dark and mysterious book tells gentle stories about darkness and sleep. Divided into four parts, What is the Night? draws narratives from disciplines including astronomy, nocturnal nature, the physiology of sleep, and dreams, ending with an epilogue of multilingual good night wishes.
Over four, beautifully-illustrated chapters What is the Night? spins a captivating tale of true facts interspersed with myths and legends, explaining how the moon gets its glow, to the Ancient myths of how the night was created. This is the perfect bedtime book to read to others, both old and young, or oneself.
CHINA, CITIC Press
FINLAND, Myllylahti (orig. publisher)