Christopher Sat Straight Up in Bed by Kathy Long

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It's the middle of the night, but try as hard as he might, Christopher can't sleep. He keeps hearing a noise thundering through the house: HONK SHOO! Could it be an elephant trumpeting outside his window? Or a bear in his closet? Maybe it's a dinosaur stomping down the street? Christopher gathers up all his courage, and readers follow close behind as he tiptoes down the hall to find out where or what the noise is coming from…
 

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Kathy Long is the author of five published titles, includingThe Runaway Shopping Cart (Dutton) and God is Near (Augsburg Fortress). Kathy lives in Missouri. Patricia Cantor was an award-winning illustrator and a teacher of art at California State University -- Fullerton and California State University -- Long Beach until her untimely death in 2012. She previously published"Sleeping Bootsie" with Random House.
 
Published February 7, 2013 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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But that’s not the only odd note here: After snuggling down between the couple despite Grandma’s superfluous warning that Grandpa snores, in the penultimate scene, the lad’s up again.

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“It sounds like an elephant trumpeting,” writes Long (The Runaway Shopping Cart) as Christopher peers through the venetian blinds at a moonlit tree, while Cantor (Sleeping Bootsie) supplies a separate drawing of the imagined elephant, clinging perilously to a thin branch.

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Book: Christopher Sat Straight Up in BedAuthor: Kathy LongIllustrator: Patricia CantorPages: 40Age Range: 4 - 8 .

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A Patchwork of Books

Book: Christopher Sat Straight Up in BedAuthor: Kathy LongIllustrator: Patricia CantorPages: 40Age Range: 4 - 8 .

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PreS—Christopher is spending the night at his grandparents' house, and a strange, scary noise ("Honk-shoo!") keeps interrupting his sleep. Is it an elephant trumpeting? A monster under the bed? A dinosaur? Bravely he c

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