The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail (Hardcover)

By Lynn E. Hazen, Doug Cushman (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805086980, 64pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

List Price: 17.99*
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Seymour has always dreamed of being a great artist. But he's shy about showing his artwork and, being a snail, he's slow. Who will hire him?

When Seymour finds a job at the Speedy Arts Gallery, he is thrilled— until he finds himself sliming envelopes shut and delivering packages. Well, even great artists have to start somewhere. And who knows? Seymour's big break might be just around the corner!

About the Author

Lynn E. Hazen completed her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College. The author of Mermaid Mary Margaret, she lives with her family in Northern California.

Doug Cushman is the author and illustrator of the Aunt Eater mystery series and the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller What Dads Can’t Do. He splits his time between northern California and Paris.

Praise For The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail

“Young gradeschoolers will enjoy all the talk about slime and goo, as well as the puns about a friendly spider, who is working on something big––the World Wide Web. Children will also cheer for the small creature, who oozes along at a snail's pace but triumphs in the end.” —Booklist

“Engaging characters and winning art create a solid addition to the field of transitional literature.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With only a few sentences and at least one illustration per page, this title is perfect for students transitioning to chapter books.” —School Library Journal