is a funny, charming, timeless book, as much a pleasure to read to a child now as it was forty years ago. Those who had it read to them then may even have an obligation to pass on the pleasure." --The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
(1911-1964) worked primarily as a playwright and lyricist. It wasn't until 1951, while searching for books to read to his young son, that he began writing children's stories.JACK GANTOS
is a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor, and the bestselling author of Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
, Joey Pigza Loses Control
, the Rotten Ralph series, and Hole in My Life
, as well as a dozen other widely acclaimed books of fiction for young readers. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.