Good-bye, Curtis
Written by Kevin Henkes
Illustrated by Marisabina Russo

Curtis has been delivering mail for forty-two years. Today is his last day. And all the mailboxes along his route are filled with surprises.

There is a drawing from Debbie, Dennis, and Donny. There is a bottle of aftershave from the Johnsons. There is a small, fat book from Mr. Porter.

But the real surprise is at the very last house on the very last street. There is no doubt that everyone loves Curtis!
Behind the book:

Kevin Henkes, the author and illustrator of many wonderful books, wrote this story. He asked me to illustrate it for him. He didn't see any of the pictures until I was done. Kevin was happy with the book and so was I!


"The gouache pictures done in pure, bright colors, are flat, cartoonlike, humorous, and winning..." School Library Journal


Washington Irving Children's Book Choice Award - Honor Book, 1998

All artwork © 1995-2008 Marsabina Russo. . All Rights Reserved. Do not duplicate in any form without permission.