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Jeoffry's Halloween
Bailey, Mary Bryant.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
After roaming through fields, woods, and streets on Halloween night, Jeoffry the cat is glad to finally return home.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 74238.
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Angola Public Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Clearfield Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Crane Branch Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Holiday
Hamburg Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Kenmore Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Anna M. Reinstein Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Audubon Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday

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On Halloween, Jeoffry shows as much courage as kindness The hound's howl calls me through the haze to the garden, where pumpkins blaze. As frost has not yet laced the straw, the warm sod sinks beneath our paws. So begins Jeoffry the cat's adventure when he joins the hound on a warm afternoon at the end of October. As darkness approaches, the hound -- frightened by the hiss of ghosts that turn out to be geese and by the scuffling of bristly bandits that are really raccoons -- heads for the comfort of home. But before he turns in, too, Jeoffry braves the night when things are not what they seem, and by the light of fireflies guides a Goblin and a Witch to safety in this deliciously spooky story, illustrated in soft, striking pastels.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Previously met in Jeoffry's Christmas, the eponymous farm cat returns in Jeoffry's Halloween, by Mary Bryant Bailey, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles. Formal verse follows the feline as he pads through a pumpkin patch with his hound friend ("Ghostly winds beat in the mist/ and surround us with a hiss"), then helps a goblin and a witch-children in disguise-find their way through the hazy rose-tinted woods of dreamlike pastels. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-The endearing feline from Jeoffry's Christmas (Farrar, 2002) and his dog companion cross through gardens, over hills and dales, through golden fields of corn and sunflowers, on through patches of huge pumpkins, to a geese-filled pond. They arrive at the farm gate just in time to follow two trick-or-treaters on their Halloween night trek. Painterly artwork done in soft, autumn-hued pastels creates a dreamy adventure for the Goblin and the Witch. Just as "Ghouls glide round the prickly tops-/only squirrels flying by,/dropping nutshells from the sky," the startled children lose their flashlight. In perfect rhythmic verse, Jeoffry becomes the hero: "I'll be the Witch and Goblin's scout/and find a way to lead them out." This unique Halloween story will mesmerize listeners and independent readers alike. A glossary helps with unfamiliar words like "copse," "lichen," and "tupelo." Irresistible!-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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