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A Hug for Harriet: Watercolor Illustrations by Ray Whalen

October 21 - December 12, 2013

hug for harriet

Watercolor by Ray Whalen


Have you ever felt like you needed a hug?  Everyone does at one time or another.  And so does Harriet, the youngest and smallest miniature donkey in a large herd.  Miniature donkeys are mild-mannered and curious animals that love to be near people!  But Harriet is unable to get close enough to the farmer who feeds her and all the other donkeys to get any attention.  A Hug for Harriet is the story of her move to her new home with her friends Sally and Nacho, and finally getting close enough to her new owner, Mr. Michael, to get the hug she always wanted!

- from A Hug for Harriet,
a children’s book by Glenn S. Guiles

Glenn S. Guiles is Professor and Dean Emeritus of Music Admissions at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Ray Whalen received his M.F.A from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, and his M.Ed. from St. Lawrence in 1999, and is an art educator at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School. Both live in New York’s Adirondack Park.