Possum and the Summer Storm (Hardcover)

By Anne Hunter

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544898912, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Possum returns in a lushly illustrated story about new homes and old friends--perfect for fans of Possum's Harvest Moon, Kevin Henkes and Beth Krommes. 

Possum looked out one summer afternoon. “Time to come in!” he called to his baby possums. “It looks like we’re in for some weather!” 

Possum calls his children out of the summer storm—but what can he do when their home is swept away by rising water? The possum family must rely on their friends to construct a new house. At first it seems that no other animal's home is suited for a possum, but they come up with something spectacular! 

Beloved character Possum is back, along with an array of friends who make for a broad, ranging ensemble, giving children a tantalizing peek at how different animals build their homes. 

About the Author

Anne Hunter grew up in South Florida and now lives with her family in the hills of rural Vermont where she can hear the crickets, who sing with the frogs, who listen to the distant hoot of an owl. Anne is known for watching the squirrels, listening to the insects and writing about the natural world around us. She has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Possum’s Harvest Moon, which reviewers described as "a sensational selection," with illustrations that are "beautifully rendered" and have "a hushed mystery." Visit Anne at annehunterstudio.com.

Praise For Possum and the Summer Storm

"A gentle, charmingly illustrated, oh-so-timely tale."--Kirkus

"Even children unfamiliar with Possum’s Harvest Moon (1996) and Possum and the Peeper (1998) will enjoy this beautifully illustrated story."--Booklist

"Elegant and lovely."--Publishers Weekly

A charming story about resilience, friendship, and animal architecture."--School Library Journal