When Jeanne Birdsall was young, she promised herself she'd be a writer someday--so that she could write books for children to discover and enjoy, just as she did at her local library. She is also the author of The Penderwicks
, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
, and The Penderwicks in Spring
Jeanne lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband and an assortment of animals, including a dog named Cagney. You can find out more about Jeanne, her books, and her animal friends at JeanneBirdsall.com.
Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker
magazine. He grew up in upstate New York amidst a family of successful painters and illustrators, and is also the illustrator of A Fine, Fine School
by Newbery-Award winner Sharon Creech and Diary of a Worm
and Diary of a Spider
by Doreen Cronin; among many others. Harry lives in South Burlington, Vermont. Learn more about Harry and his work at HarryBliss.com.