About the Author
Loren Long illustrated President Barack Obama’s Of Thee I Sing
; the newest version of The Little Engine that Could
; Madonna’s second picture book, Mr. Peabody’s Apples
by Ari Berk; and
the Barnstormers series. He also illustrated Frank McCourt’s Angela and the Baby Jesus
and is part of the Design Garage for Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown series. Loren’s work has appeared in Time
, Sports Illustrated
, The Wall Street Journal,
and The Atlantic
. He lives with his wife and two sons in Westchester, Ohio. Visit him at LorenLong.com.
Phil Bildner is the author of the New York Times
series, the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy
, its companion The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
, and Turkey Bowl
illustrated by C.F. Payne; and Twenty-One Elephants
, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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In Ruby’s Words
© 2010 Phil Bildner
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