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The Night Daddy

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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Julia's mother is a nurse, working the night shift. A young writer eagerly signs up for the job as a baby-sitter. At first Julia is furious about the arrangement, but is gradually won over by the kind though eccentric young man and calls him her 'Night Daddy'. They are sharing midnight snacks, training his pet owl, and tending an exotic tropical plant known as the Queen of ...more
Paperback, 157 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1968)
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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great, modern tale about a lonely girl and a writer who has to stay with her at night, while her mother is at work... Very well-written story about friendship, trust, good and evil in the modern world, and the glorious, magical things everyone of us could find even today.
Mandy
Oct 23, 2010 rated it liked it
I read this in fifth grade and i just remember really liking it and thinking most of my classmates would not appreciate it.
Michelle Llewellyn
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is an odd book. I came across the title in my non-fiction reading about the changing dynamics of family life. Written just before I was born in 1974, The Night Daddy is the simple story of a young girl and her dreamlike relationship with an unnamed adult man referred throughout the book only as "Night Daddy". Nothing inappropriate ever takes place between them. I found the entire story rather heartbreaking hence my two star rating-I don't like this story's suggestion to all the lonely chil ...more
Zeinab Aghaei
با خودم عهد کرده بودم که دوماه منتهی به کنکور کتاب غیر درسی نخونم .‌با شکنجه تا خود دیروز به این عهد وفادار بودم اما امان از کتابهای باقی مونده از نمایشگاه که صدات میزنن :(
و اما این کتاب، از نویسنده اش کتاب هوگو و ژوزفین رو خونده بودم و این هم مثل اون ، چقدر فوق العاده میتونه درونیات کودکانه رو‌نشون بده! جایزه هانس کریستن اندرسن حقشه واقعا !
خلاقیت های خاص خودشم داره .همین بابای شب ! که مادر دختره که شبکار بوده برای اینکه شبا تنها نباشه براش یه بابای شب استخدام میکنه که فقط شبا باباش باشه . و‌ د
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Mohsen
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
مثل بقیه کتاب‌های کانون موضوعات مهم را برای کودکان باز می‌کند بدون آنکه لحن نصیحت-گونه داشته باشد. کتاب از زندگی کودکی با مادر مجرد می‌گوید. به بچه‌ها نشان می‌دهد که رفتار و گفتارشان با بچه‌ای در این شرایط چه تاثیری روی او خواهد داشت.
Sahar Tehrany
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
محبوبترین کتاب کودکی (و بزرگسالی) من!
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Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Книга, която откривам около 30 години след времето, в което би трябвало да съм я чела. Открих я по толкова невероятен начин, че самото му случване би трябвало да е сюжет на друга книга на Мария Грипе.

Просто опитвах да си спомня книга, която съм чела в детството си. Помнех отделни елементи от сюжета, името Юлия и един слънчоглед, стара къща и банда хулигани, но почти всичко останало ми се губеше. Търсене в Гугъл не помогна особено, доколкото авторката не е особено популярна у нас през последните
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Bahman Bahman
در سوئد، اغلب خانمهای مسن که کار نمی کنند،‌ روزها داوطلبانه به نگهداری بچه های کوچک خانواده های دیگر می پردازند و “مادر روز“ خوانده می شوند. اما اینکه در برابر آن، “بابا شب“ هم وجود داشته باشد، به عهده شماست که قضاوت کنید.
جولیا به اصرار مادرش بود که پذیرفت بابای شب داشته باشد؛ چرا که مادرش پرستار بود و مجبور بود شب تا صبح در بیمارستان باشد و اینکه می ترسید جولیا را شبها تنها در خانه بگذارد. از طرف دیگر، بابای شب هم که در یک نیمه اتاق بسختی زندگی می کرد، دلش می خواست یک رختخواب داشته باشد که شبها
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