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Hondo and Fabian

Written & illustrated by Peter McCarty
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Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home.

“Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!” Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay home.

A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause more trouble? And who will have more fun?

Peter McCarty’s exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight.

Hondo and Fabian is a 2002 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and Notable Children’s Book of the Year, and a 2003 Caldecott Honor Book.

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Peter McCarty

Peter McCarty is the Caldecott Honor—winning author and illustrator of Hondo and Fabian. He also teamed up with David Getz on Frozen Man, Life on Mars, and Purple Death. Mr. McCarty lives with his wife and two children in Upstate New York.

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April 1, 2002

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