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Children's book illustrator attacked in Mass. home

August 8, 2012

CUMMINGTON, Mass. - An award-winning children's book illustrator is recovering after an attack in her Massachusetts home by a shovel-wielding teenager. Jane Dyer tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette the 14-year-old boy entered her Cummington home on July 26 and struck her in the back of the head with the shovel. He continued to beat her while she lay on the floor. He left and was arrested about a half hour later.



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