• The Light in the Night

Praise for The Light in the Night

Some stories just grab the children’s attention and I knew straight away that this one would be a new favourite. This book is full of carefully detailed illustrations and has a fun, innovative storyline. It’s certainly a thought-provoking book – one that I would recommend for any home or primary school library. It gets a great big thumbs-up from us.
Times Educational Supplement

Dreamy, magical and beautiful storytelling
Read It, Daddy

Fear of the dark is a fairly common theme to be found in picture books, but rarely is it addressed so magically and so well as in Marie Voigt’s The Light in the Night.
My Book Corner

A very special book . . . this is not just a book about conquering fears, making friends, or helping one another. The climax of the story draws out the notion that one has to try new things and this may entail showing incredible bravery in the face of darkness. Rewards come from adventure.

The deeply atmospheric pictures that capture the lights in many dark places are truly breath-taking.
Madge Eekal Reviews

This is a wonderful tale of stories coming to life, friendship, bravery and having faith. The metafictive element of story within a story blurs the boundaries between the two narratives and adds a magical element which will fascinate and enchant little readers. The beautiful dream-like drawings and soft colours are hugely comforting, making this a lovely reassuring story to read at bedtime. A perfect story to cozy up, with a lovely covert message about the importance of stories as part of a bedtime routine.
Library Mice

I read it with my young daughter last night and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jim Field

A heartwarming and magical story to calm little ones down at night, we loved this beautifully illustrated story.
Books for Boys

Loved Marie Voigt’s first book Red and the City. This is equally as good, exploring how we help each other to overcome our fears. Delightful artwork and a gentle touching story. Just lovely.
Simon Smith, Primary School Principal, Children’s Book Reviewer and Education Influencer

Where to buy

The book is available worldwide and in several languages in all good bookshops and online booksellers. If you like the book, I would appreciate a review on whatever site you bought it from. Many thanks!

Book Summary

Betty loves her night-time stories, especially the one about Cosmo: a bear that is afraid of the dark. So when Cosmo comes to life, it is the perfect opportunity for Betty to help him overcome his fear and show him the beauty of the night. With a lantern in one hand and Cosmo’s paw in the other, join Betty on a wonderful adventure that will light up every child’s story time!

Published by Simon & Schuster UK
Age 2-99 | 279mmx240mm | 32 pages
HB 978-1471173257 | RRP £12.99
PB 978-1471173264 | RRP £6.99

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