The Terrible Hodag and The Animal Catchers by Caroline Arnold

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Kids will delight in the tale of the terrible - but lovable - Hodag. With the head of an ox, feet of a bear, back of a dinosaur, and tail of an alligator, the Hodag stands forty feet tall, and its eyes glow like fire. Learn what happens when a group of animal catchers comes to capture this fierce creature and bring it to the zoo! This original tale, a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner, is perfectly turned for storytelling, with magnificent illustrations that evoke storybooks from long ago.

About Caroline Arnold

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Caroline Arnoldis the award-winning author of more than one hundred books for children, mostly in the category of nonfiction. She and photographer Richard Hewett have collaborated on the majority of her books. A part-time teacher in the Writer's Program at UCLA, Ms. Arnold lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cats. John Sandfordis the illustrator of a number of books, includingArgyle, Down Buttermilk Lane ,Moonstick, and The Seasons of the Sioux. He lives in Grand Haven, Michigan. A graduate of Grinnell College and the University of Iowa, Caroline Arnold intended to have a career in art. Her interest in children's books began with the idea of becoming an illustrator but soon changed to writing as she found she enjoyed that as much or more than drawing. Today, she no longer illustrates and has instead teamed up with photographer Richard Hewett for most of her recent books. Now, with more than fifty titles to her credit, Caroline takes young readers with her into the world of koalas or kangaroos, back in time to the Ice Age, or into the awe-inspiring excitement generated by a juggler's hands. "I've always been curious and I love finding out new and amazing facts, " she says. "One of the things I like best about writing is gathering information for a new book." The hardest part of writing a book for her, Caroline adds, is putting the words down on paper. "Whether the project is a story or an informational book, I am always happy when it is finished andI've managed to include everything I wanted to say in a way that I hope will please and excite young readers." A part-time teacher in the Writers' Program at UCLA, Caroline lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cats. has illustrated many books, including Down Buttermilk Lane by Barbara Mitchell and The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers by Caroline Arnold. He lives in Grand Haven, Michigan.
Published February 1, 2006 by Boyds Mills Press. 34 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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