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Hound and Hare

Written by Rotraut Susanne Berner

  • 80 Pages
  • 9780888999870
  • 9.75" x 6.4375"
  • Reading age from 6 to 9
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner


Publication Date April 09, 2011

Hounds and hares are like cats and mice. At least that's the way it is in Great Bone, a little village beside the river. Harley Hare and Hugo Hound see each other at school every day, and they're interested in the same things. But they never talk to each other. Why? Because the Hare and Hound families can't stand one another.

When the annual Big Race takes place on the meadow, Harley and Hugo find themselves racing neck and neck, until a terrible thunderstorm breaks out. Hugo is terrified of the storm and the lightning. Harley panics when they discover they are lost. It turns out that between them, they know just what to do. And, working together, they not only save themselves, but become heroes of the day as well.


Rotraut Susanne Berner

Rotraut Susanne Berner is one of Germany’s most distinguished author-illustrators, known for her engagingly witty texts and illustrations (The Winter Book, Definitely Not for Little Ones: Some Very Grimm Fairy-Tale Comics). She has won the German Youth Literature Prize on several occasions, the special German Youth Literature Prize for a body of work and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award four times.


Star Review

"The happily-ever-after ending delivers a satisfying resolution to a story about tolerance that successfully uses humor and engaging artwork to avoid didacticism—a winner." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"A solid bridge between picture book and early reader." Publishers Weekly

"illustrations are wonderfully conceived" Booklist

"...Hound and Hare does a great job illustrating how we should be open to someone else's differences..." Everything Mom

"...this is a book that children will be able to relate to with ease." Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews