AVI has written many acclaimed novels for middle grade and teen
readers, including his Newbery Medal-winning "Crispin: The Cross of
Lead" and his two Newbery Honor Books, " Nothing But the Truth: A
Documentary Novel" and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle."
He lives in Denver, Colorado.
TRICIA TUSA has illustrated several picture books, including "Mrs. Spitzer's Garden" by Edith Pattou and her own "Maebelle's Suitcase; Camilla's New Hairdo, " a "Parents" Magazine Best Book; and "Bunnies in My Head, " which also features drawings by the young patients at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She lives in Houston, Texas.