The Red Hat (Hardcover)
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Billy Hightower spends his whole life alone in a skyscraper high above a big city. Then one day, a skyscraper is built next door and a girl moves in. Could she be a friend? But every time Billy tries to reach out to her, the wily Wind gets in his way Can Billy find a way to outsmart the Wind and make a new friend, or will he be swept away?
Praise for The Red Hat
" J]ust the right amount of detail and drama . . ."
The New York Times
" E]xquisite suspense . . . a] charming early valentine."
The Boston Globe-
"A simply told, graphically arresting tale."
"This dynamic, gorgeously rendered glimpse into the fledgling bond between two people demonstrates the power of persistence."
School Library Journal
About the Author
David Teague (www.davidteague.net) teaches literature at the University of Delaware and was the recipient of the Delaware Division of the arts Fellowship in Fiction. The idea for THE RED HAT came from the time David bought a balloon for his best friend, and the wind snatched it and carried it away, never to be seen again. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware with wife and frequent collaborator Marisa de Los Santos, and their two children. Antoinette Portis (www.Antoinetteportis.com) is the author and illustrator of the NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book and Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book, NOT A BOX, its sequel, NOT A STICK, the NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book, A PENGUIN STORY, and most recently FROODLE. Antoinette attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and lives in Studio City, California.