The animal family

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Alfred A. Knopf, Aug 12, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 200 pages
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Tale of a lonely hunter and how he acquires a family consisting of a mermaid, a bear, a lynx, and, finally, a boy. Also use: Fly by Night (1985, Farrar).

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Contents

The Hunter
5
The Mermaid
33
The Hunter Brings
34
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) received the National Book Award for his book of poems "The Woman at the Washington Zoo." His children's book "The Animal Family" was named a Newbery Honor Book, and his translation of "The Three Sisters" was produced by The Actors Studio Theatre.

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for "Where the Wild Things Are". He has also received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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