The continuing adventures of Karel Hayes’ beloved family of bears as they find clever ways
to make the most of a summer cottage yet are able to avoid (sometimes narrowly) discovery
by the human owners.
In this fifth book in Karel Hayes’ acclaimed Visitors series, the family of bears awakens in the
cottage after a nice winter sleep. But torrential rains and a little too much fun hamper their efforts
to leave the cottage ship-shape for the returning human owners. Will they be able to avoid
detection once again?
Watercolor artist and illustrator Karel Hayes has participated in solo, juried, and invitational
exhibitions throughout the United States. Her paintings have been shown at the Cincinnati
Museum of Natural History, the Fine Arts Center in Taos, New Mexico, and in New York City at
the Salmagundi Club, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the National Arts Club. Her
drawings have appeared in several magazines and she has illustrated more than ten books,
including Time for the Fair, The Winter Visitors, and Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks. She
lives with her husband in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, and in Philadelphia.