Trina Schart Hyman (1939 - 2004) received one Caldecott Medal and three Caldecott Honors during her distinguished career. From the age of four she knew that she would become an illustrator. She insisted that drawing was her reason for being. I drew because I needed to, she said, as well as for the sheer joy of it. She created iconic, exquisite illustrations for more than 150 books. Born in Philadelphia, she lived most of her life in New Hampshire.
A book that revitalizes the story and that will satisfy both children and adults.--Booklist
Hyman is a story artist.--American Library Association The book is aesthetically a visual feast.--Language Arts The pictures are loaded with details to entrance the eye and the characters are portrayed with warmth and charm.--Childhood Education