Three Jovial Huntsmen

  • Title: Three Jovial Huntsmen
  • Author: Susan Jeffers
  • Illustrator: Susan Jeffers
  • Publisher: Bradbury Press
  • Publication year: 1973
  • Brief Summary: From Amazon-“Despite the many animals in the forest, three hunters see only a ship, a house, and a pincushion and find nothing to shoot.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – This picture book would be great for using in an English class as it humorously depicts one of the 3 types of irony in literature, dramatic irony. The reader amusingly gets to see the animals, embedded in the forest or in the grass, while the huntsmen unknowingly walk by confused.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it– Th illustrations in this book are stunning and deftly hide the animals within the very detailed lines of Jeffers’s nature. I also liked the use of color in this book, everything is done in a wash of blues, greens, and purples.

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