Night Runners


Groundwood Books
Canada & United States, 2022



Guided by a circle of stars, a stag bounds into a thick pine forest. Wolves watch from behind the trees, then begin to run after him. But things are not what they seem…

This surprising picture book explores overturned expectations, friendship among unlikely companions, and the joy of singing and dancing under stars.



“This wordless offering from Valério is another offbeat charmer that harnesses the spirit of childhood in its logic, surprises, and kidlike artwork.”



“Who needs words when art can say so much? Geraldo Valério is one of our most accomplished wordless picture book author-illustrators, telling rich stories in the natural world with a luxuriance of colour and shape and teeming with interactions that supersedes words.”

CanLit for Little Canadians,