Kathi Appelt is the New York Times best-selling author of more than fifty books for children and young adults. She has been a National Book Award finalist twice, has won a Newbery Honor Award, the PEN USA Literature for Children Award, and was named “Texas Distinguished Author” by Abilene Public Library. She has also won the Green Earth Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Young Adults. She and her husband, Ken, live in College Station, TX with five cats. For more information, check her website: www.kathiappelt.com.