cover image Miss Suzy

Miss Suzy

Miriam Young. Purple House Press, $18.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-930900-28-8

Miss Suzy: 40th Anniversary Edition by Miriam Young, illus. by Arnold Lobel, celebrates this tale's reissue. Miss Suzy, a gray squirrel, lives ""in the tip, tip, top of a tall oak tree""-until a throng of mean red squirrels displaces her. She retreats to a dollhouse and meets some toy soldiers who help her reclaim her house. Lobel's pen-and-ink drawings with a burgundy wash alternate with full-color pictures in hues bold and rich or delicate and ethereal. .