Night Noises

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As elderly Lily Laceby dozes by the fire, her dog, Butch Aggie, becomes alarmed by strange noises outside. Finally awakened by Butch Aggie’s growls and barks, Lily finds a lovely surprise waiting for her. “The language, pacing, tension, and sparks of excitement are absolutely at one with the artwork.”—The Horn Book

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Overview

As elderly Lily Laceby dozes by the fire, her dog, Butch Aggie, becomes alarmed by strange noises outside. Finally awakened by Butch Aggie’s growls and barks, Lily finds a lovely surprise waiting for her. “The language, pacing, tension, and sparks of excitement are absolutely at one with the artwork.”—The Horn Book

Old Lily Laceby dozes by the fire with her faithful dog at her feet as strange night noises herald a surprising awakening.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Old Lily Laceby and her dog Butch Aggie doze by the fire as strange noises echo outside. As she dreams, Lily reviews her life through the years back to when she was a young girl...The ending brings Lily's life story full circle and Denton's illustrations poignantly and humorously convey Lily's ninety years. This book received the Redbook Children's Picturebook Award.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152574215
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Series: Voyager Book Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 127,917
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.86 (w) x 5.68 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

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