Mary Bryant Bailey. Farrar Straus Giroux, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-374-33677-6
Previously met in Jeoffry's Christmas, the eponymous farm cat returns in Jeoffry's Halloween, by Mary Bryant Bailey, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles. Formal verse follows the feline as he pads through a pumpkin patch with his hound friend (""Ghostly winds beat in the mist/ and surround us with a hiss""), then helps a goblin and a witch-children in disguise-find their way through the hazy rose-tinted woods of dreamlike pastels.
Reviewed on: 09/01/2003