One Stormy Night

One Stormy Night

by Ruth Brown
     
 

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Chills abound in this delightful ghost story set in an ancient country manor house. But the scares are perfectly suited to very young readers--the ghost in question is an adorably charming puppy. Young readers discover why shivers follow the little dog wherever he goes. Acrylic-paint illus. See more details below

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Chills abound in this delightful ghost story set in an ancient country manor house. But the scares are perfectly suited to very young readers--the ghost in question is an adorably charming puppy. Young readers discover why shivers follow the little dog wherever he goes. Acrylic-paint illus.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Brown ( The Picnic ; Our Puppy's Vacation ) amply demonstrates her ability to craft a mood piece as she follows the arrival and passing of a country storm. In spare, suspenseful text and with rich full-spread paintings, Brown evokes a dog's-eye view of a darkly gothic setting, a looming stone manor assailed by howling winds. As the ``iron gate creaks and the black cat hisses,'' a small white dog searches for shelter during the tempest-tossed night. Brown's realistic illustrations take on a narrative life of their own, capturing the sweeping landscape, the imposing estate and the uneasy animals in inky blacks and warm sepias. At the end, with the storm lifting just before dawn, Brown's palette shifts to violets and then to pale greens and yellows, counterpointing her final, agreeably shivery surprise: the little dog returns to its haven within a timeworn church--animated only by the singularly stormy night, the dog is better known as a stone figure on a carved tomb. Ages 4-6. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140562293
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/15/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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