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The Hideout


Price: $15.29

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  • Publication Date: June 4, 2019
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9781683354666
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World

A Junior Library Guild Selection
An Amazon Best Book of the Month

It’s time to go, but no one can find Hannah! That’s because she’s in the park with much to do. She needs to collect caterpillars and sticks, make a bow and arrow, and build a bed out of leaves. Deep in the shrubs, she sets up a secret hideout for herself and her companion, an Odd Furry Creature. Together, they hunker down over the campfire, lost in their own little world. But then a voice cuts through the branches and clearly says, “Where are you?” Hannah brushes off her paper, and the reader learns that Hannah was lost—not in the woods—but in her drawing. This dreamlike, lyrical picture book with shades of Where the Wild Things Are illustrates the power of imagination to transport us to new worlds.


"A beautiful, charming bedtime story."
Kirkus Reviews
"Dreamy . . . Hannah’s exploits delight—and so does her imaginative power."
Publishers Weekly
"An ending twist will please readers in this sweet celebration of imagination and creativity that is supported by a subtle yet reassuring message of love."
"A marvelous exploration of the depth and creativity of a child’s imagination. Readers will easily lose themselves in this fantastic story."
School Library Journal

About the author

Susanna Mattiangeli has been a set designer, carpenter, and poet. She is now a children’s book author. She lives in Rome. Felicita Sala is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Big Foot and Little Foot series of chapter books by Ellen Potter and Ode to an Onion. She lives in Rome.