Nicola Davies has a degree in zoology and is the author of many nonfiction books for young readers, including Poop and Just the Right Size, both illustrated by Neal Layton, and the poetry volume Outside Your Window, illustrated by Mark Hearld. The Silver Street Farm stories mark her short-fiction series debut. Nicola Davies lives in Wales. Katharine McEwen has illustrated more than twenty-five books, including Allan Ahlberg's The Children Who Smelled a Rat and Phyllis Root's Here Comes Tabby Cat and Hey, Tabby Cat! Katharine McEwen lives in England.
Davies weaves a richly imaginative and well-written story for emerging readers... A clever story with a unique setting, this book is an ideal selection for children who are starting to tackle chapter books independently. The writing is spirited and lovely... --School Library Journal A great book on friendship that is loaded with amusing events, this selection will get two thumbs-up from readers. --GreatestBooksForKids.com (syndicated by Kendal Rautzhan)