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Book Review: The Night Voyage

I have really begun to love the story-coloring books. There’s something to be said for a coloring book that takes you into a fantastical tale, giving you inspiration as you color in its pages.

I was so happy to discover The Night Voyage by Daria Song!

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Daria Song had published two best-selling adult coloring books prior to this: The Time Chamber and The Time Garden. She is an amazing artist with a master’s degree in fiber arts, and has exhibited in galleries and museums in Singapore, Hong Kong, Turkey, and her homeland Korea.

The girl goes to bed the night before her birthday, surrounded by presents from her parents – but with the knowledge her parents won’t be there to celebrate with her in the morning, thanks to their business trips. Sleepily she thinks about being able to share her presents with children all over the globe, making new friends and having lots of fun. She goes to sleep, but then wakes to her cat Phoebe, a flock of paper cranes, and a suddenly girl-sized train set!

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The drawings are probably advanced level. Lots of tiny bits all over. So glad I finally bought some glasses!

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The paper is nice and sturdy, so colored pencils will work wonderfully on it. Markers will, too – the pages are thick!

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There are a few pages with areas left blank for your own artistic creations, and a notecard in the back you can color, cut out, and fold – or send it to a friend and let them color it themselves! You will also find a visual list of all the illustrations in the book, along with each drawing’s title. If you’ve been one to eye those adult coloring books but not cared for mandalas and other designs, this might be the perfect book for you to play with. And really, even if you decide you don’t care for coloring after trying it, the book is beautifully drawn and fun to look through all on its own!

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“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

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Author:

Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

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