A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound by John Irving

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WHEN A YOUNG BOY wakes up in the middle of the night, an unfamiliar sound conjures frightening images in his mind.

Children everywhere can now enjoy John Irving’s story about nighttime uncertainties, A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound. Originally found within Irving’s ninth novel, A Widow for One Year, this atmospheric tale has been brought to life by Tatjana Hauptmann’s beautifully muted illustrations.

Includes an introduction by the author.
 

About John Irving

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John Irving is the author of numerous novels for adults, including A Widow for One Year, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and The World According to Garp. He lives in Vermont and Toronto.Tatjana Hauptmann has illustrated many children’s picture books in Europe. She lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Doubleday. 30 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When he fails to awaken Tim, his sleeping younger brother, Tom calls upon his father to investigate the strange sounds he describes as a “monster with no arms and legs” that “slides on its fur” and “pulls itself along on its teeth.” Suspense builds as Tom searches the dark house for the nameless ...

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Irving credibly captures the imagined fears of a child jolted out of sleep: "It seemed to Tom that the sound was definitely the sound of an armless, legless monster dragging its thick, wet fur."

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