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George and His Nighttime Friends Picture Book - Alder & Alouette

George and His Nighttime Friends

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George learns to overcome his fear of the dark with the help of his new nighttime friends, an ensemble of endearing animals rendered in celebrated illustrator Seng Soun Ratanavanh's wondrous, dreamy style.

In his cozy house on his cozy street, George slips into bed, but sleep will not come. He is afraid of the dark and wishes for even one small nighttime friend to help him.

When a little mouse appears, a night of adventure begins. George meets new friends, like a piano-playing bunny with stage fright and a penguin afraid of water. He learns that everyone has fears, and good nighttime friends can help you overcome them all--and have fun along the way!

Each page is filled with stunning, vibrant details perfect for an imaginative bedtime story. written and illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh.

First published in France under the title: Gaspard dans la nuit 2020 De La Martiniáere Jeunesse, a division of La Martiniáere Jeunesse Groupe, Paris



  • George and His New Friends
  • Written and illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh.
  • Published by Princeton Architectural Press
  • Ages 4 to 8 Years
  • 0.5" H x 12.6" L x 8.7" W (1.1 lbs) 40 pages
  • Hardcover



“This whimsical, transportive bedtime story will soothe children with nighttime fears of their own."
- Publishers Weekly,

"In this French import, a young child goes searching for a nighttime friend to help him overcome his fear of the dark...Satisfying, comforting, and full of tender surprises....A whimsical escort from the reality of nighttime into the fantasy of dreamland."
- Kirkus Reviews (STARRED REVIEW),