<b>Sarah Stewart</b> writes award-winning children’s books with her husband, illustrator David Small. Their books include <i>The Money Tree</i>, <i>The Friend</i>, <i>The Journey</i>, <i>The Library</i>, and <i>The Gardener</i>, a Caldecott Honor book and winner of the Christopher Award. Stewart grew up in Texas and studied Latin and philosophy in college. She has been a teacher, speechwriter, and ombudsman, among other, less notable, jobs. She has reviewed children’s books for <i>The New York Times</i>, has edited copy for The <i>Texas Observer</i>, and occasionally has a poem published in an obscure journal. Stewart and her husband, illustrator and author David Small, live in a historic home on a bend of the St. Joseph River in Michigan.