Natalie Savage Carlson is fondly remembered as the author of the much-loved Orpheline series and Surprise in the Mountains. Born in Virginia, Ms. Carlson later lived in Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and the Pacific Northwest. She eventually settled in Florida prior to her death.
"A thoroughly delightful story of humor and sentiment. Garth
Williams' illustrations are perfect."--School Library Journal
"Told with warmth and humor. A charming and memorable story."--ALA Booklist