Marguerite de Angeli was born in 1889 in Lapeer, Michigan. During her long, productive life she wrote twenty-eight books for young readers that won her a large and faithful audience as well as many prestigious awards. The honors she received include the Newbery Medal, two Caldecott Honor Awards, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and the Regina Medal. A mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mrs. de Angeli found her own family a vital source of inspiration. Each of her books reflects the wisdom and personal warmth that has earned her a special place in the hearts of generations of young readers.