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The Summer Visitors
     

The Summer Visitors

by Karel Hayes
 

This follow-up to the successful The Winter Visitors, traces the interactions between a family of bears and a human family during their summer stay at a lake cottage. Told primarily through illustration, with only a few dozen words in the book, children and parents (and grandparents) alike will delight in following the antics of the bumbling bears as they enjoy the

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This follow-up to the successful The Winter Visitors, traces the interactions between a family of bears and a human family during their summer stay at a lake cottage. Told primarily through illustration, with only a few dozen words in the book, children and parents (and grandparents) alike will delight in following the antics of the bumbling bears as they enjoy the comforts of cottage life, but also try to avoid detection by their human hosts.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Summer Visitorsseemslike one of those childhood treasures you discover on a musty bookshelfin a furnished summer timeshare: unexpected yet perfectly seasonal, asmall pleasure that ends up somehow intrinsic to the vacationexperience." — New York Times Sunday Book Review
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—In this companion to Hayes's Winter Visitors (Down East, 2007), a family of four arrives at their summer home ready to relax. But, a bear family-mama, papa, and two cubs-enjoys a parallel life of sorts. They steal naps in comfy beds as well as snacks, surreptitiously play with the children's toys, enjoy the summer fireworks, have a picnic a few steps away, and even ride in the family sailboat. But the bears are always careful to stay out of the family's sight. Like the earlier title, the book is almost wordless. The humorous illustrations, done in pen and ink, cleverly highlight the puzzled family's expressions. Children will enjoy being in on the joke as they watch the bears' antics. A fine vacation choice, especially for one-on-one sharing.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA
Pamela Paul
The Summer Visitors seems like one of those childhood treasures you discover on a musty bookshelf in a furnished summer timeshare: unexpected yet perfectly seasonal, a small pleasure that ends up somehow intrinsic to the vacation experience…finely drawn pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, often appearing in panels, tell the story; the economical text is almost unnecessary.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892729180
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
07/16/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Karel Hayes is the best-selling illustrator of the “Visitors” series, which includes The Winter Visitors, The Summer Visitors, The Christmas Visitors, and the forthcoming The Autumn Visitors (Sept. 2015). She lives in Center Harbor, New Hampshire.

Karel Hayes is the best-selling illustrator of the “Visitors” series, which includes The Winter Visitors, The Summer Visitors, The Christmas Visitors, and the forthcoming The Autumn Visitors (Sept. 2015). She lives in Center Harbor, New Hampshire.

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