Jeoffry's Halloween by Mary Bryant Bailey

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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.

About Mary Bryant Bailey

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Mary Bryant Bailey and Elizabeth Sayles are the author and illustrator of "Jeoffry's Christmas. Ms. Bailey lives in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Ms. Sayles lives in Valley Cottage, New York. Elizabeth Sayles has illustrated numerous picture books, including several for Clarion Books. She teaches illustration courses and lives in Valley Cottage, New York.
Published September 3, 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Previously met in Jeoffry's Christmas, the eponymous farm cat returns in Jeoffry's Halloween, by Mary Bryant Bailey, illus.

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