What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Akiko Miyakoshi

h1 May 12th, 2017 by jules

“My mother carries me through the quiet streets.”
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Earth Day is every day. That’s what’s on my mind at Kirkus today, as I look at three brand-new picture books.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Akiko Miyakoshi’s newest picture book, originally released overseas in 2015, The Way Home in the Night (Kids Can Press, April 2017). I’m following up with some art from the book today.



“A light flickers. Maybe someone is watching TV.
And it sounds like there is a big party next door.”

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“As I fall asleep, I hear footsteps in the street.”



“I wonder if she is going to the station.


“Will she take the last train home?”


“Some nights are ordinary, and other nights are special.”
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THE WAY HOME IN THE NIGHT. Copyright © 2015 by Akiko Miyakoshi. This edition published by Kids Can Press in 2017. English translation © 2017 Kids Can Press. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Akiko Miyakoshi”

  1. […] The Way Home in the Night, written and illustrated by Akiko Miyakoshi (Kids Can Press) […]

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