The Fortune-Tellers

The Fortune-Tellers

Written by:
Illustrated by: Trina Schart Hyman

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140562330
  • 32 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 5-8 years


This original folktale set in Cameroon is full of adventure and sly humor. Lloyd Alexander’s story of a young man visiting — and then becoming — the village fortune-teller is brought to vibrant life with some of Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman’s most memorable artwork. Both children and adults will relish The Fortune-tellers.”A funny, playful story that evokes the irony of the human condition.” — Booklist,starred review”Alexander narrates his original tale with folkloric verve and his own mellow brand of irony;Hyman realizes the African setting in…splendid illustrations. A winning tale, superlatively presented.” — Kirkus Reviews,pointerreviewLloyd Alexander’s many achievements include a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Medal, and the National Book Award.Trina Schart Hyman won the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon and a Caldecott Honor Medal for Little Red Riding Hood, among numerous other awards.
The Fortune-Tellers

The Fortune-Tellers

Written by: Lloyd Alexander, Illustrated by: Trina Schart Hyman


New York Times Best Illustrated Book – winner