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About the Author
Eve Bunting has written more than two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Trains to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.The late Ted Rand was the esteemed illustrator of many picture books, including Eve Bunting's The Memory String and Secret Place.
Kirkus Reviews "the story offers a hopeful beginning and invites readers to think about ways to remember family history" School Library Journal "The earnestness...is balanced with tenderness, and Rand's realistic artwork concentrates on the faces of the family and the emotions that cross them." Booklist, ALA