“What happened to the night? How will we know when it’s time to sleep?”
When the Night Thief creeps into town one night, Nedra is the only one who spies him lassoing the moon with his magic rope, plucking out each twinkling star, grabbing the edge of the night sky, and tucking them all into his black bag.
But when Nedra tries to tell the townspeople that she knows what has happened, no one believes her except her grandfather. Taking his advice, she decides to find the Night Thief and the stolen night.
The clever Night Thief is well-hidden, and Nedra begins to lose hope of ever seeing the moon and stars again. But just as she is about to give up her search, Nedra discovers this sneaky masked burglar has made one mistake that leads her right to his evil lair. How did the Night Thief give himself away?
With colorful illustrations, Valerie Allen tells a delightful story that is both mystery and fantasy. Children and adults alike will treasure this tale of the suddenly disappearing night, and a concerned little girl’s attempt to save it.