The Happy Hunter
One fine day, Mr. Bobbin dons his hunting outfit and heads into the forest. Fully equipped and ready, he's forgotten one thingthat he's a hunter, as well as a vegetarian, who cannot hunt because of his great love of animals. Curiously, this is a true story. When first published (1962), the real happy hunter had been "hunting" for 25 years.
Roger Duvoisin was born in Switzerland and came to the US in 1925. He wrote and illustrated forty books, and illustrated over 100 more by other authors. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1947 for "White Snow, Bright Snow" and a Caldecott Honor in 1966 for "Hide and Seek Fog.""
Staff Review: The Happy Hunter
A man sits outside his cabin day after day, enjoying the beauty of nature and smoking on his pipe. “When the forest turned yellow he watched the hunters go by in their big yellow caps and big yellow coats, big black boots with yellow stockings, big brown belts with rows of cartridges, big shiny guns under their arms.” He thought those men must be quite happy out hunting animals and wanted to be j...
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