|Tell Me, Mr. Owl by Doris Van Liew Foster, illustrated by Helen Stone. |
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co, Inc., 1957.
(Poor book. It wasn't checked out very many times at this particular library.)
The boy of the story asks Mr. Owl about all the strange noises he hears that night. First, the noises are mundane sounds such as a black cat and a scarecrow, but soon they turn out to be costumed folk with names such as Silly Miss Nilly and High Joe.
Finally the owl asks the boy about a large group of costumed kids. The boy replies they are Weenky Days, and describes trick-or-treating. They follow the parade to a house, where the Weenky Days go inside for a Halloween party. The owl and boy watch from a window.
Then they bid each other farewell, and we see a picture of a nice peaceful town.
But on the last page...
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