Night noises

Mem Fox, 1946-

Book - 1989

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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Genres
Picture books
Published
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich c1989.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
ISBN
9780152005436
0152005439
Main Author
Mem Fox, 1946- (-)
Other Authors
Terry Denton (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

With ``hair as wispy as cobwebs in ceilings,'' old Lily Laceby casts a wistful vote for eternal youth as she receives a gaggle of unexpected guests. Ages 3-7. (Aug.) Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

While her faithful dog keeps watch, 90-year-old Lily Laceby dozes as strange noises outside herald a welcome surprise. Ages 3-7. (Aug.) Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2-- Another tender, good-humored encounter between young and old from the author of Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (Kane/Miller, 1985). As old Lily Laceby dozes peacefully in her armchair, her barrel-shaped dog, Butch Aggie, pricks an ear at the quiet click of car doors outside, cocks her head to the crunch of feet on the garden path, bristles at the mutter of voices, rumbles at the rattle of the doorknob, and finally breaks into barking when fists pound on the door. Lily wakes with a start, gets up and lets in--a horde of family and friends wishing her a ``Happy Birthday!'' ``Are you really ninety?'' whispers Emily, her great-great-granddaughter. ``Inside I'm only four-and-a-half, like you,'' Lily answers, ``but don't tell anyone.'' Fox builds up treamy scenes from Lily's life parade past in a wordless series of side panels. Emily looks older than four and a half, but that's a minor bobble in this happy collaboration. --John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

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

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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

Review by Publisher Summary 4

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

Review by Publisher Summary 5

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