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About the Author
Elizabeth Winthrop has written over sixty books for readers of all ages. Her award-winning titles for children include The Castle in the Attic; Dumpy La Rue, illustrated by Betsy Lewin; and Shoes, illustrated by William Joyce. Her short story The Golden Darters was selected for The Best American Short Stories by Robert Stone. Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she is the author of the memoir piece Don t Knock Unless You re Bleeding: Growing Up in Cold War Washington. The daughter of Stewart Alsop, the political journalist, she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires. Visit her at www.elizabethwinthrop.com.
William Joyce does a lot of stuff--films, apps, Olympic curling--but children's books are his true bailiwick ("The Numberlys"; "The Man in the Moon"; "Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King"; "A Bean, A Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack"; and the #1 "New York Times" bestselling "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore", which is also an Academy Award-winning short film, to name a few). He lives with his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.