Jan Wahl was a good personal friend, in addition to being a great author of children's stories. This story, one of his last, concerns a hunter who discovers a new respect and reverence for nature that causes him to make a change. The book is beautifully illustrated too.
As a hunter sets out early one morning, he is greeted by the sights and sounds of autumn in the forest. Leaves rustle. A rabbit darts out. Finches fly overhead. When he comes across the deer he has been seeking, the hunter watches. He waits. And then he does something unexpected. Weaving a story of quiet reverence for nature as the artwork imbues the wooded scenes with a lifelike interplay of light and shadow, The Hunter captures the radiance of a perfect fall day.
About the Author
Jan Wahl has dedicated much of his adult life to writing for children, authoring, among other Creative Editions books, I Met a Dinosaur and The Long Tall Journey. His first children's title, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, was published in 1964. An Ohio native, Wahl continues to live and work in Toledo.
Tim Jessell studied commercial design and has put his schooling to good use in advertising, industrial, editorial, and publishing applications, winning awards such as the Society of Illustrators' Gold Medal along the way. An avid falconer, Jessell lives with his family in Oklahoma.