Polly Horvath is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing
today. Her books include The Canning Season
(winner of the
National Book Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award),
Everything on a Waffle
(a Newbery Honor Book, an ALA
Notable Book and winner of the Mr. Christie''s Book Award and the
Sheila A. Egoff Children''s Literature Prize), The Trolls
(a National Book Award finalist), My One Hundred
(a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a
Booklist Editors'' Choice, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children''s Book
of the Year and winner of a NAPPA Gold Award and the Sheila A.
Egoff Children''s Literature Prize), and Northward to the
(an Oprah''s Book Club Kids'' Reading List selection and
winner of a Parents'' Choice Gold Award). Her most recent book is
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire!
Sophie Blackall received the Ezra Jack Keats Award for New
Talent. She is the illustrator of Big Red Lollipop, a
New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Meet Wild
Boars, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon selection; Summer Is
Summer; Edwin Speaks Up; and others. A native of
Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.