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The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail

Lynn E. Hazen; illustrations by Doug Cushman

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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. But he felt shy about showing his wor
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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.
  • Lynn E. Hazen Leslie Flores
  • Doug Cushman
    Doug Cushman
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The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail

Lynn E. Hazen; illustrations by Doug Cushman

Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award
  • Hardcover

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