Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for both children and adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. She and photographer Nic Bishop won the Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot. Meredith Mitchell is an actress who has performed in such films as Mona Lisa Smile and The Reunion, on stage with Shakespeare & Company and the New Repertory Theatre, and on television on Good Morning America. She received her BA in psychology from Emory University and her MFA in acting from Brandeis University.
Montgomery's book not only tells the powerful story of one amazing womans life journey but also has potential to help readers understand autistic people and [understand] animals.-- "Horn Book"
[A] lively, well-worded narrative...For librarians who struggle to find well-written biographies of women, this is a must-buy.-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"
The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals' lives...A well written, admiring, and thought-provoking portrait.-- "Kirkus Reviews"