Book theme: General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)
Author: Grace Lin & Ranida T McKneally
Street Date: July 1, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-8067
Grace Lin grew up in Upstate New York with her parents and two sisters. While the other sisters became scientists, Grace became an artist. After attending the Rhode Island School of Design, Grace quickly set out to achieve her dream of creating children's books. Grace and written and illustrated several books for children, including THE UGLY VEGETABLES, DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE! and OLIVINA FLIES. Grace lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. Ranida McKneally studied cell biology as an undergraduate at Cornell University and did her graduate work in behavioral ecology at Harvard University. Her studies have taken her on many fun adventures--from peering into tiny cellular worlds in laboratories to tracking wild gibbons in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Through her work and writing, she hopes to engage kids in learning more about the wonders of the natural world. Ranida lives in Medford, MA with her husband, daughter, and fluffy collie.