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About the Author
Gillian McDunn is the author of Caterpillar Summer and The Queen Bee and Me. She has lived in California, Missouri, and North Carolina, and is a fan of both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. She currently lives near Raleigh, NC, with her family.
"McDunn portrays the intertwined emotional lives of middle-school kids with sensitivity and precision. . . . An insightful story of friendship and change." --Booklist, starred review, on THE QUEEN BEE AND ME"Meg's first-person narration is emotive and candid. . . . Refreshingly genuine." --Kirkus Reviews on THE QUEEN BEE AND ME "McDunn deftly sketches Meg's struggles amid seventh grade's unspoken social order. . . . Readers will identify with the pitch-perfect middle school dynamics." --Publishers Weekly on THE QUEEN BEE AND ME "An engaging, honest book--I love Cat, and you will, too!" --Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Newbery Honor-winning author of THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE on CATERPILLAR SUMMER "I could almost smell the ocean air as I read Gillian McDunn's Caterpillar Summer. What a beautiful story of family, forgiveness, life on an island, and growing up." --Kate Messner, author of BREAKOUT and THE SEVENTH WISH on CATERPILLAR SUMMER "An engrossing, heartwarming, beautifully written debut about building and rebuilding family ties." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on CATERPILLAR SUMMER "McDunn's poignant, gratifying debut about friendship and family encourages both empathy and hope." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on CATERPILLAR SUMMER "Fans of the books Rules by Cynthia Lord and Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine will enjoy this well-written book about the struggles of a fractured family." --School Library Connection on CATERPILLAR SUMMER "Readers will find Cat to be an admirable and fully credible heroine . . . and the idyllic island setting makes for a wistful summer escape." --BCCB on CATERPILLAR SUMMER "A sweet summer story that middle grade readers will appreciate." --School Library Journal on CATERPILLAR SUMMER