Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed books for children, including the picture books Oh, No!, Clever Jack Takes the Cake, and Imogene's Last Stand. She is also the author of the nonfiction titles Amelia Lost, The Great and Only Barnum, and The Lincolns. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois. Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and 11 Experiments that Failed, both by Jenny Offill, and Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. From the Hardcover edition.
Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2009: "With a light touch, complemented by Carpenter's breezy illustrations, Fleming introduces rather than stresses these issues, making room for more thoughtful discussion but never requiring it" Publishers Weekly, October 5, 2009: "Imogene's passion and comedic perseverance inspire" Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2009: "Fleming peppers the text with famous quotes that add a layer of historical depth to the story" Booklist, July 1, 2009: "Fleming's sense of small-town space is impeccable; Carpenter's pen-and-ink art enjoyably scribbly; and the historical facts and quotes that bookend the story are just the thing to get new Imogenes fired up."