Stumpy, Murray, Gwendolyn, and Kona recruit Herman the crow and 200 owls to help with their Master Plan to assist the animals of Gooseberry Park that are in trouble because of a months-long drought.
Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Arthur Howard is the illustrator of <i>Goatilocks and the Three Bears </i>by Erica S. Perl; <i>Noodle & Lou </i>by Liz Garton Scanlon; the Mr. Putter & Tabby series, Gooseberry Park books, and Motor Mouse series by Cynthia Rylant; and his own picture books. He has also coauthored and illustrated many books of humor for adults and appeared for seven seasons in the PBS math-oriented production <i>Square One Television</i>. He lives in New York City.