The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail

Lynn E. Hazen; illustrations by Doug Cushman

Henry Holt and Co.

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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!

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Chapter One

 

Today's the Day

 

Seymour woke up in a happy mood. He took a puddle bath. He did his morning stretches, nibbled his leafy greens, and drank a bit of dew.

 

Seymour looked out his window. He felt inspired, so he painted a few pictures Then he checked his calendar. "Oh goody," said Seymour. "My friends are visiting today."

 

He looked around his leafy home. "Uh-oh," he said. "I'd better hide my paintings."

 

Seymour hoped to be a great artist someday.

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Praise for The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail

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


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About the Author

Lynn E. Hazen; illustrations by Doug Cushman

LYNN E. HAZEN writes books for children of all ages. She lives in San Francisco, California.

DOUG CUSHMAN
has illustrated many books for young readers and written a bunch, too, including the Aunt Eater series. He lives in Paris, France.

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The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail
Lynn E. Hazen; illustrations by Doug Cushman

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Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805086980
ISBN10: 0805086986
Chapter Book
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 64 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 6 to 9
Grade Range: 1 to 4 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 410L
F&P Level A-Z: L
AR Quiz Number: 68924 EN
AR Book Level: 3.6
AR Points: 0.5

$16.99
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