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Cynthia Leitich Smith

Dear Reader:

Have you ever imagined having a superpower?

Holler is LOUD—so LOUD that the land rolls and rumbles, ripples and shimmies and shakes! He's got the makings of a tall-tale hero, if only he can control his voice.

It's not easy. After all, being loud is a big part of who Holler is.

What's your superpower? When I was your age, I was an expert crawdad catcher and lemonade seller and roller skater. I took home a stack of library books every Saturday. They inspired me. I started off as a poet and ended up a storyteller.

Now, I tell stories about heroes with superpowers. Like Holler with his LOUD voice. I tell stories about heroes like you.

For a chance to win an author signed copy, contact me at and say "howdy." The winner will be randomly selected.

Your friend,
Cynthia Leitich Smith


Check out HOLLER LOUDLY at IndieBound:

"This effervescent collaboration...has sass aplenty." Publishers Weekly

"A rambunctious, can't-lose read-aloud no one will want to hush." Kirkus Reviews

"Cynthia Leitich Smith's comical Southwestern tall tale perfectly captures the frustration that comes from being misunderstood. Barry Gott's illustrations are as colorful and active as Holler's intense voice." -BookPage

Holler Loudly / Cynthia Leitich Smith / Dutton Children's Books

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0525422563 / Published: November, 2010

Ages 4-7 / Picture book

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