The Midnight Fair

By Gideon Sterer
Illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio

A spectacular, surreal and cinematic wordless picture book about the secret life of animals.

Far from the city, but not quite in the countryside, lies a fairground. When night falls, and the fair is empty, something unexpected happens. Wild animals emerge from the trees, a brave raccoon pulls a lever, and the rollercoasters and rides explode back into bright, neon life. Now it’s time for the woodland creatures to have some fun…

  • A story that asks the ever-enchanting question what happens when there are no humans around?, and imagines the most fantastical answer.
  • See all your favourite fairground rides – the carousel, a rollercoaster, bumper cars, tea cups, arcade games, candyfloss stands and many more!
  • Mariachiara's artwork is packed with clever secondary narratives to follow and characters to spot on each page – children will spend hours poring over these many hidden details.

About the author

Gideon Sterer is an American author whose books include Skyfishing, illustrated by Poly Bernatene, Not Your Nest, illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi, From Ed's to Ned's, illustrated by Ruth Cummins, and The Night Knights, illustrated by Cory Godbey, which has been optioned by Sony Pictures. Gideon grew up in the woods of upstate New York, where his parents owned a little zoo where he would run around after-hours and let the animals out. Find him online at

About the illustrator

Mariachiara Di Giorgio is an illustrator, storyboard artist and concept designer from Rome, Italy. She created her first picture book, the wordless Professional Crocodile, with writer Giovanna Zoboli in 2017. Find Mariachiara online at

ISBN: 9781406388312
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 7, 2020
Dimensions: 280 x 200mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 13/10/20 at 23:40:06
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