Synopses & Reviews
The woods are cold and desolate as Cammy and William hike through the snow, yet signs of animal life are everywhere. Help them find the clues -- a pellet of feathers and bones, a fish head by the brook, a patch of bark rubbed off the trunk of a birch tree, and more -- and join in guessing, "Who's been here?"
About the Author
Lindsay Barrett George was born in the West Indies and grew up in New Jersey. She received a B.F.A. degree from Manhattanville College, and an M.F.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she majored in drawing and printmaking. After her studies in the Midwest, Lindsay returned to the east coast and worked as a fine-art printer in New York City. She later got a job in publishing, working as a designer in a children's book department, and was married to William T. George. Lindsay left New York City, had two children, and now spends her time creating children's books.
In Her Own Words...
"When I was a little girl, my favorite pastimes were looking at things, drawing them, and making up stories about them," Lindsay Barrett George says. "My art has always been about the familiar things that I find inside my house or outside my front door. I have been fascinated by pillows, chocolate Kisses, tea bags, dogs, family, friends, and food. Writing and illustrating children's books never seemed a possibility until Bill and I raised a family in Pennsylvania. We lived out in the woods in a log cabin on a lake. I spent a lot of time walking and looking and sketching the animals, the trees, the rocks, and the mountains. The next step was obvious-why not write about them, paint them?
"I like to show children places they might not have seen before, and, perhaps, to make them see more than just the surface of things. The paintings that I make and the stories that I write represent what I think about and care about. I hope my books connect me to children who want to stop and look at the same things that I find fascinating."