The Summer Visitors

By (author) Karel Hayes Illustrated by Karel Hayes

Hardback - £13.95

Publication date:

16 July 2011

Length of book:

32 pages

Publisher

Down East Books

ISBN-13: 9780892729180

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.

"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."New York Times Sunday Book Review