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 numerous award-winning children's books, including "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, " winner of the International Reading Association Award, "Girl Wonder, " winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and "Apples to Oregon, " a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for "Under the Quilt for the Night." She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com.
John D. Hendrix was pastor of Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, Mississippi. He was the Basil Manly Jr. Professor of Christian Education for 11 years at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Susan Hooks Meadors was Associate Pastor of Youth and Education at Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, Mississippi. David G. Miller was Associate Professor of English at Mississippi College and Liturgist at Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, Mississippi.