November 2011 Indie Next List
“Hopkinson and Hendrix weave an intriguing and informative narrative to show how Charles Dickens transformed from a young lad on the streets of London to one of the most well-known literary figures of all time. Learn how Dickens used his imagination and creativity to escape his dreary, misfortunate circumstances in this riveting tale.”
— Rebecca Moore, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
About the Author
DEBORAH HOPKINSON is the author of "Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, " an ALA Notable Book and a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book. Her "Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, "illustrated by John Hendrix, was an ALA Notable Book and a Junior Library Guild Selection. She is also the author of the ALA Notable "Apples to Oregon." Her many other acclaimed titles include "Under the Quilt of Night" and "Fannie in the Kitchen, " recipient of four starred reviews.
JOHN HENDRIX's illustrations have appeared in "The New Yorker, The New York Times, "and "Rolling Stone "among other publications. He illustrated the chapter book "How to Save Your Tail, " by Mary Hanson, and the ALA Notable picture book "Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, " among others. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. He currently teaches illustration at Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more at JohnHendrix.com