About the Author
Joan W. Blos is the author of A Gathering of Days, winner of the 1980 Newbery Medal, the American Book Award, and other honors. She wrote, and later dramatized, Brothers of the Heart, also a work of historical fiction. Her other books include Brooklyn Doesn't Rhyme, Martin's Hats, Old Henry (an award-winning picture book), The Heroine of the Titanic (also an award-winning story), and Hello, Shoes! She has been an editor, a lecturer, and a teacher of children's literature. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.