A wordless story told in stunning images
This story has no words—but it doesn’t need them. Tomie dePaola’s beautiful illustrations evoke the style of Hungarian folk art as each page paints the story of a hunter who comes to the forest. When he can’t find any animals, the discouraged hunter falls asleep. While he’s sleeping, the animals play a trick on him! Look closely—many animals are hiding in the pictures.

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Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars (b. 1928) is an award-winning American author of more than fifty children’s and young adult titles, including The Summer of the Swans (1970), which earned her the Newbery Medal. She has also received a National Book Award for The Night Swimmers (1980) and an Edgar Award for Wanted . . . Mud Blossom (1991). Byars began writing in college and submitted stories to magazines while raising four children. Her first novel, Clementine, was published in 1962, and in the decades since, she became one of America’s best-loved authors for young readers, with popular series including Bingo Brown and the Blossom Family stories. Byars and her husband, Ed, are both licensed aircraft pilots and live above their own private hangar on an airstrip in Seneca, South Carolina.


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  • book: Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance
  • book: The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown
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  • book: The Glory Girl
  • book: Goodbye, Chicken Little
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  • book: A Blossom Promise
  • book: The Blossoms and the Green Phantom
  • book: The Blossoms Meet the Vulture Lady
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