Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, Noted for Diversity.
Like children everywhere, Miyuki's imagination peaks at bedtime, when she remembers all the things she has to do before she can possibly go to bed: she needs to water the vegetables, gather snails, and prepare for the arrival of the Dragonfly Queen. Her patient grandfather follows along on her adventures, gently encouraging her to go to sleep. In this beautiful story about family, nature, and love, young children and their parents find a welcome companion for their own bedtime journey
Roxane Marie Galliez is a prize-winning writer, poet, and children's bookauthor. She has a doctorate in the history of ancient civilizations andtraveled the Pacific Islands for several years as a researcher and journalist. She lives near Saint-Etienne, France.