Cheryl B. Klein is the author of The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults. Her late grandfather was a professor of children’s literature, and he organized an annual literary festival that once hosted Tomie dePaola! Cheryl grew up in a small town called Peculiar, Missouri, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she works as an editor of children’s and young adult books. Wings is her first picture book. Visit her online at CherylKlein.com and on social media as @chavelaque.
Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award), among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona
and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a Sissy
; The Legend of Old Befana
; The Clown of God
; Michael Bird-Boy
; Andy, That’s My Name
; and the New York Times
. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at Tomie.com and TomiesBlog.Blogspot.com.