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About the Author
Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain's Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.
Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, "lured there by our grandchildren," Creech says.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Creech packs a tremendous amount of emotion between the lines of her understated prose... Animal lovers in particular will relish Louie's hard-won triumphs and find joy in Winslow's strength."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This heartwarming story is sure to be a hit with fans of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web and Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Woven into this narrative is a convincing portrayal of human growth and blossoming--the story is told simply but subtly, celebrating the unexpected strength of the vulnerable."--Horn Book (starred review)
"Particularly skillful and satisfying... An ideal choice for reading aloud or alone."--Booklist
"A clear-eyed look at the way humans endure heartbreak and hope."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The bond that develops between boy and donkey is genuinely heartwarming.... [Creech's] words evoke imagery that will linger in a reader's mind long after the final page."--New York Times Book Review
"Plenty of heart and determination."--Boston Globe