Anne Hunter

Artist, Author, Illustrator

My latest book Cricket Song, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Spring 2016), has received some great press:

  • Kirkus Review - Best Book of 2016
  • Bank Street College - Best Book of 2016
  • Booklist - Starred Review
  • Kirkus Review - Starred Review
  • School Library Journal - Starred Review

"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 May 2018 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is a Junior Library Guild spring selection. 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. Click on these titles to read the nice reviews of Possum's predecessors Possum's Harvest Moon and Possum and the Peeper.

“Where’s Baby?” is in the works, out with Tundra Books in 2020. Poor Father Fox has lost his clever Baby. “Where’s Baby?” he asks as he encounters some of the other forest dwellers. Thankfully Baby is never far behind. A funny story for the very young!

Also in the works are the illustrations for the picture book This is the Nest that Wren Built written by Randi Soneshine, out Spring 2020 with Candlewick Press.

Follow my Instagram feed for my works-in-progress!

  • Cricket Song, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2016, HMH Books for
		Young Readers, ISBN: 0544582594, ISBN-13: 9780544582590
  • Possum and the Summer Storm, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2018, HMH Books for Young
		Readers, ISBN: 0544898915, ISBN-13: 978-0544898912
  • Where's Baby, Anne Hunter, Author and Illustrator, 2019, Tundra Books, ISBN:, ISBN-13:
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