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Every Night at Midnight

Every Night at Midnight

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
9781665917384
Pages:
40
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(Children's Picture Book Hardcover)
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Staff Reviews

A tale as old as time of a young boy trying to find his place in the world, except, this boy turns into a wolf every night! Little Felix loves his special ability but begins to feel like an outcast among his friends and classmates as time goes on. That is until one day, when a new student arrives and shows him he might not be as alone as he thought! I loved this story and the lesson that there will always be people willing to accept you just as you are as long as you have the courage to look for them!

— Isabella B.

Description

A little lone werewolf prowls the nights on his own until he finds friendship in the most unexpected of places in this whimsical and tender picture book in the spirit of Julie Fogliano’s My Best Friend.

Every night at midnight, Felix turns into a wolf. His hands and feet turn into velvety paws, his senses grow sharper, and he grows a long, furry tail. Felix loves exploring on four legs, and he has the nighttime world to himself. There’s no one else like him.

During the day, Felix is human, but it still feels like there’s no one like him. The other kids used to invite him to play, but now they keep their distance. That’s fine, though. Felix doesn’t need anyone else. But after a chance encounter, Felix the little lone wolf starts to wonder whether he might find his pack after all.

About the Author

Peter Cheong lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his very understanding wife and less understanding cat. He is the illustrator of I’m a Hero Too and the Pow Pow Pig series. Every Night at Midnight is his first book as both author and illustrator. Peter unfortunately cannot turn into a wolf himself but is still trying. You can see more of his work at PeterCheong.com.

Peter Cheong lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his very understanding wife and less understanding cat. He is the illustrator of I’m a Hero Too and the Pow Pow Pig series. Every Night at Midnight is his first book as both author and illustrator. Peter unfortunately cannot turn into a wolf himself but is still trying. You can see more of his work at PeterCheong.com.

Praise for Every Night at Midnight

"Cheong’s approachable prose and charming illustrations deliver a heartfelt story about the comfort of community . . . Warm and dreamy, this sweet story captures the joy of finding your pack."
— Kirkus Reviews

"Inviting and creative, Peter Cheong’s first book as author and illustrator is both a tale of nighttime adventures and a heartwarming metaphor for finding one’s place in the world . . . Cheong’s style is consistently appealing, but his nighttime scenes are especially engaging . . . Every Night at Midnight resonates with beauty and heart."
— Bookpage

"Cheong’s message is as striking as the title’s art and soul-searching narrative voice: self-acceptance is important, but being open to the possibilities within others can take one to surprising places—and enjoyable sleepovers." 
— Publishers Weekly