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Where Does the Trail Lead?

Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
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A young boy has a summer adventure in the outdoors in this lyrical and sweet picture book featuring luminous art by Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator Brian Pinkney.

On Summertime Island, a boy follows a trail through buttercups and snapdragons, over sand and pine needles, with the smell of the sea always in his nostrils.

Burton Albert is a children’s book author whose titles include Where Does the Trail Lead? and Journey of the Nightly Jaguar.

Photograph © Christine Simmons

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin RisingIn Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at

More books from this author: Burton Albert

More books from this illustrator: Brian Pinkney