THE QUIET HOUSE by Otto Coontz


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A lonely dog acquires live-in companions when sad-eyed hound Bagsley hears scary noises in his quiet, empty house, then finds a note at the door advertising ""eggs for the lonely."" Bagsley orders three, planning an omelet, and regrets that he has no one to share it with; then he finds that the eggs are not for eating but for hatching, and suddenly he has a penguin, a platypus, and an armadillo with whom to share his other refreshments and his house. Coontz' pencil drawings might win some sympathy for Bagsley, but the only new twist in the story is the off-the-wall manner of his playmates' arrival.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1978
Publisher: Little, Brown