About the Author
Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square; Burying the Sun; Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan.
WILLIAM LOIZEAUX is the author of "Anna: A Daughter's Life," a "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book. This is his first novel for children. He lives in Hyattsville, Maryland. LESLIE BOWMAN has illustrated many children's books. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.