Sy sold fruit. Peaches, plums, pears. And he knew how to cater to his customers: Any ailment they had, Sy could cure it with a piece of fruit.
So what kind of world is it when one day, out of nowhere, Sy becomes invisible? Doctors are baffled; even prunes don't help. Although at first it's fun—sneaking into theaters and onto planes—Sy is soon forced into a life on the run, blamed for everything and anything. It doesn't last long. It couldn't last long.
Sy's adventure, full of surprising twists and turns, is a hilarious riff on a favorite story.
About the Author
Arthur Yorinks has written and directed for opera, theater, dance, film, and radio and is the author of dozens of acclaimed children’s books, including Hey, Al, with illustrations by Richard Egielski, which earned the Caldecott Medal in 1987. His writing has been hailed in The New York Times Book Review as “one of the most distinctive prose styles in children’s literature.” His eclectic and wide-ranging career has brought Yorinks into collaborations with illustrators such as Mort Drucker, Maurice Sendak, David Small, and William Steig as well as with composers such as Philip Glass, directors such as Jim Simpson and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and a small army of well-known actors and musicians including Sigourney Weaver, Adam Driver, Catherine Russell, and “Blue Lou” Marini. You can visit Arthur Yorinks online at www.arthuryorinks.com
Doug Cushman is the creator of many favorite mystery stories for young readers featuring such memorable heroes as the intrepid Aunt Eater, the grasshopper gumshoe Inspector Hopper, and the ace reporter Dirk Bones. He has also illustrated many books written by other authors, including Jack Prelutsky's What a Day It Was at School! He lives in Paris, France.