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Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure. Soon he reaches his ultimate goal…and gets a big surprise!

This children’s picture book is a suspenseful and imaginative story with a humorous twist.


“DaCosta crafts her spare text carefully and with humor…. The depth of feeling DaCosta and Young give to the boy’s fantasy makes this a standout.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Debut picture-book author DaCosta pens the quietly suspenseful quest of a ninja on a late-night mission…to the kitchen!
Succinct language full of vivid verbs describing the action sets the mood for Young’s lushly textured illustrations…” –Kirkus Reviews


Barbara DaCosta enjoys writing about the quirky and mysterious things in life. She is joined for her children’s picture book debut by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ed Young.

To learn more about Barbara, please visit her website.