Author Biography: Andrew Clements is the author of many books for children, including, for Clarion, BRIGHT CHRISTMAS and WORKSHOP. A full-time writer, he lives in Westborough, Massachusetts. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including THE GREAT FROG RACE AND OTHER POEMS. She lives in Frisco, Colorado.
Andrew Clements (1949-2019) was the author of the enormously popular <i>Frindle</i>. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he was nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include <i>About Average</i>, <i>Troublemaker</i>, <i>Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money</i>, and more. He was also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. Find out more at AndrewClements.com.