TRACY KIDDER graduated from Harvard University and studied at
the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National
Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary
prizes. The author of My Detachment, Mountains Beyond
Mountains, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren,
House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in
Massachusetts and Maine.
MICHAEL FRENCH has published twenty books, including fiction for
adults and young adults, biographies, and art criticism. He has
adapted many acclaimed adult works for young people. Michael
French divides his time between Santa Barbara, California, and
Santa Fe, New Mexico.