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Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
NIGHT CRY
New York : Atheneum, 1984
IL 5-8 RL 5.4
ISBN 068931017X
This is a different type of mystery. The storyís setting is similar to Naylorís other book - Shiloh. Ellen lives in a back woods home with her father. Ellenís mother died when she was young and her brother died a few years ago from a fall off a horse. They still own the horse and a dog named Turbo. Ellenís dad took a new job as a traveling salesman, so Ellen is home alone for the first time, and for 3 whole days. One day, Ellen visits a neighbor everyone calls Granny Bo. Granny Bo describes a night cry in this way: (Read some of page 21). Then one night Ellen is home alone and she hears a noise. (Read some of page 49).
(Odile Heisel. oheisel@pen.k12.va.us, Library Media Specialist, Plains Elementary School , 225 American Legion Rd., Timberville, VA 22853)
SUBJECTS:         Farm life -- Fiction
                            Mississippi -- Fiction
                            Kidnapping -- Fiction
                            Fear -- Fiction

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