Paul Fleischman's novels, poetry, picture books, and nonfiction are known for innovation and multiple viewpoints. He received the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images, and he was a National Book Award finalist for Breakout. His books bridging the page and stage include Bull Run, Seek, and Mind's Eye. For the body of his work, he's been the United States nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in California. www.paulfleischman.net.
"The story's quiet beauty unfurls effortlessly and
lingers after the final page has been turned."--Publishers
Weekly (starred review)
"The characters' vitality and the sharply delineated details of the neighborhood make this not merely an exercise in craftsmanship or morality but an engaging, entertaining novel as well."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
"Each voice sings with the rhythm of culture and personality."--Children's Book Review Magazine
"Innovative. Effective."--Horn Book Magazine
"A beautiful, multicolored harvest. The message of diversity, people, and sensibility is universal, and beautifully cultivated by an author who has a green thumb with words."--School Library Journal (starred review)