Anne Hunter

Artist, Author, Illustrator

Thanks for visiting my website!

I am an illustrator and author of children's picture books.

I'm so happy to say that my latest book, Cricket Song from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, was listed by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2016, and received three starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and the School Library Journal!

"The language is as lulling as an evening breeze, but it's the illustrations that make this book truly extraordinary. Those who have experienced Hunter's earlier titles, including Possum's Harvest Moon (HMH, 1996), will be familiar with her gift for depicting the natural world. Here her watercolor and ink renderings of the landscape and the sea, the animals, and the purple-gold sunset clouds are an exquisite journey into the most restful part of the day."
School Library Journal (starred review)

My next book, Possum and the Summer Storm will be out Spring 2018 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In this third book about Possum there is trouble with high water and he is helped out by some of the better architects in his animal neighborhood.

Here's what some reviewers have said about Possum's predecessors:

Possum's Harvest Moon

"A merry illumination of the moon-glowing, green-growing, bug-buzzing profusion of a seasonal last hurrah."
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"Hunter's enchanting debut combines bewitching illustrations and a magical story that celebrates the beauty of autumn."
Booklist (starred review)

Possum and the Peeper

"This book should be the first sign of spring in classrooms across the country."
— School Library Journal (starred review)

"Hunter scores again as she trumpets in the season, rousting her entrancing characters from a long rest."
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)


   
  • Cricket Song, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2016, HMH Books for
		Young Readers, ISBN: 0544582594, ISBN-13: 9780544582590
  • Cricket
		Song, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2016, HMH Books for Young
		Readers, ISBN: 0544582594, ISBN-13: 9780544582590
  • Cricket
		Song, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2016, HMH Books for Young
		Readers, ISBN: 0544582594, ISBN-13: 9780544582590
  • Cricket
		Song, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2016, HMH Books for Young
		Readers, ISBN: 0544582594, ISBN-13: 9780544582590
  • Cricket
		Song, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2016, HMH Books for Young
		Readers, ISBN: 0544582594, ISBN-13: 9780544582590
  • Cricket
		Song, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2016, HMH Books for Young
		Readers, ISBN: 0544582594, ISBN-13: 9780544582590
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