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Goodnight Loon

2014
Author:

Abe Sauer
Illustrations by Nathaniel Davauer

Goodnight Loon

A charming retelling of a children's classic in a distinctly Northwoods voice

Written and illustrated by two fathers who value good rhymes and the power of simple, evocative illustrations, Goodnight Loon moves the story that so many parents know by heart into Northwoods territory. Illustrations inspired by the style of Goodnight Moon will give even the youngest child something to search for on every page. This faithful homage brings fresh life to a much-loved story.

One part satire, one part Minnesota whimsy, and yet still endearing for the ears of kids who still grow up hearing the 1947 classic “Goodnight Moon.”

Hibbing Daily Tribune

There’s a loon, of course. And a Duluth pack. And crop art, Tater Tot hotdish, and, inevitably, deer ticks. The familiar green room is set on a pontoon, lit by the moon over a quiet lake. The childhood classic Goodnight Moon is transformed into a must-have for every Minnesota child’s bookshelf.

Written and illustrated by two fathers who value good rhymes and the power of simple, evocative illustrations, Goodnight Loon moves the story that so many parents know by heart into Northwoods territory. Author Abe Sauer and illustrator Nathaniel Davauer created this book as a tribute to the cherished favorite written by Margaret Wise Brown. Their faithful homage brings fresh life to a much-loved story.

The words rhyme, rock, and soothe with the same cadence as the original. Yellow canoes, snowshoes, and a hungry raccoon all make appearances in the room inhabited by a beaver in a sleeping bag and his voyageur companion. Illustrations inspired by the style of Goodnight Moon will give even the youngest child something to search for on every page. It is the perfect bedtime book for babies, children, and parents looking for a story written especially for their Northwoods little ones. And where else will you find walleye eating rhubarb pie?

Goodnight Loon

Humorist and journalist Abe Sauer is the author of How to Be: North Dakota. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and three children.

Nathaniel Davauer is an artist and photographer in Milwaukee.

Goodnight Loon

One part satire, one part Minnesota whimsy, and yet still endearing for the ears of kids who still grow up hearing the 1947 classic “Goodnight Moon.”

Hibbing Daily Tribune

This tiny tome would make a wonderful gift for a Minnesota baby or a parent-to-be. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s soon a staple in our kiddos’ home libraries.

Mpls-St. Paul Magazine

For parents and children alike, the book is a welcome change.

Bemidji Pioneer

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