'Twas the Night: Christmas dream-like story
'Twas the Night: Christmas dream-like story

‘Twas the Night is the only wordless children’s book in the 2GETHER picture book collection. The setting is dark, urban, and the streets are sprinkled with Christmas lights. A boy in a wheelchair finds an injured white dove on a sidewalk and brings it home. The entire book has no other people, cars, or creatures. This reinforces the uniqueness of the two protagonists and adds a dream-like atmosphere to the publication. One of the illustrations shows a framed picture of Peter Pan’s shadow on the mantle, and readers realize the boy’s dream: he wants to fly with the dove. ‘Twas the Night is a real Christmas wonder that encourages readers to apply their own imagination, verbalize their own feelings, and interpret their own emotions while following the illustrations. The subliminal message? Dream big. ‘Twas the Night is a remarkable book in which dreams and reality mix, and imagination takes flight - just as the dove and the boy in the wheelchair do.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Picture book

Age Level: 

  • 5 - 8
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This story is an illustrations-only picture book about a boy in a wheelchair who rescues an injured bird around Christmas time and nurses him back to health. While the disabled boy heals his injuries, a connection blossoms between the bird and the boy. The setting is at night. To bring about the magic of Christmas, the boy and the bird experience a Peter Pan moment while flying in the night sky the same night as Santa Claus. A beloved "tale" to warm the heart regardless of age or language. 

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