The Fortune Tellers Author:Lloyd Alexander, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator) Tired of working with wood, a carpenter asks a fortune-teller to read his future. Much to the carpenter's delight, the fortune-teller predicts a sunny life ahead. When the carpenter returns to ask for details, the fortune-teller has disappeared - and the carpenter discovers he has a talent for an exotic new occupation. Vibrant illustrations evok... more »e the magic of Africa in this clever folktale.« less
A short humorous story about a young carpenter turned fortune-teller. The story is greatly enhanced by the beautiful full-color illustrations on every page by Trina Schart Hyman, which set the tale in Africa, and provide details only hinted at in the text.