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Red Sky at Night by Elly MacKay

// Book Review //

Thank you to Tundra Books for this beautiful, complimentary review copy!

I am so excited to share this book with you! I have been recently posting a variety of children’s books that make great gifts and this book is a delectable treat that you will want to enjoy over and over again! If you already know Elly MacKay’s work you know the wonder and whimsy of her creations. If you are not familiar with Elly MacKay’s art, I am so excited to introduce you to her stunning photography!

Elly creates tiny little treasures from paper, arranges her paper creations in a paper theatre, creatively adds light and then beautifully photographs the stage she has set. The final product is a gorgeous photo that has a feel of magnificent water color creation! Elly’s incredible art is featured on the cover for the Tundra Books paperback editions of the Anne of Green Gables series, Emily of New Moon series and other Montgomery titles including Mistress Pat, The Golden Road, The Story Girl, Jane of Lantern Hill and The Blue Castle.

While Red Sky at Night is a visual dream, the reader will want to slowly meander through the pages while soaking up the delightful details, it is also an interesting compilation of weather folklore. I remember when I was a child, my grandfather used to say phrases such as “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight”. At the end of the book, Elly includes a list of the weather-related phrases mentioned in the story along with an explanation on what they mean and whether or not they are true.

Red Sky at Night is a perfect combination of interesting text accompanied by stunning illustrations! I am confident that you will want to add this beauty to your home library!

Book Details:

Title: Red Sky at Night

Author: Elly MacKay

Illustrator: Elly MacKay

Publisher: Tundra Books

Format: Hardbound

ISBN:  9781101917831

 The end papers in  Red Sky at Night  are stunning!

The end papers in Red Sky at Night are stunning!

 Weather is such an interesting topic for children to talk about!

Weather is such an interesting topic for children to talk about!

 Adorable!

Adorable!

 The clouds do look like woolly fleece!

The clouds do look like woolly fleece!

 I only knew a saying or two before I read this book. My understanding of weather folklore has now significantly increased!

I only knew a saying or two before I read this book. My understanding of weather folklore has now significantly increased!

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