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He Was There From the Day We Moved In

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The naming of dogs can be a tricky business, as Ogdon and his big brother discover in this charming collaboration between Rhoda Levine and Edward Gorey. You see, before Ogdon and his family moved to a new house, no one mentioned the big shaggy sheep dog in the back yard, but there he was, just sitting and waiting, imperturbable as can be. Waiting for what? Ogdon wonders. D ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by NYR Children's Collection (first published 2012)
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Marilyn
Apr 25, 2016 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
A family moves into their new home and when they peer out through their window towards the garden they see a big, black and white, shaggy sheepdog just sitting there staring off into space like he is waiting for something. But what? He never budges.

The family is now on a quest to find out what that dog wants as he doesn't seem to be moving along any time soon. They offer him food, shelter from the rain and cold, playful entertainment, but he is obilvious to their efforts to win him over.

Ogdon,
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What would you do if you moved into a new house and found a dog you'd never seen before sitting in the garden? This family tries to find out what it wants, and eventually determines that the dog wants a name. Will they find one he likes? A very strange story, illustrated by Edward Gorey's bizarre and melancholy pictures.
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Mar 13, 2016 Kate rated it really liked it
Like a lot of children's books, it's not really for children--or at least, it's not ONLY for children.

Age range: for those able to cope with ambiguous, unsatisfying endings, and up. So, for people who enjoy books that feature the involvement of Edward Gorey.
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May 28, 2009 Duncan rated it really liked it
For fans of Edward Gorey, this book illustrated by him, whilst not as dark as Gorey's own writing, is somewhat left of centre. lovely childrens book, for the thinking parent's child.
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