Christopher Paul Curtis, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award, is the author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 and Bud, Not Buddy. He is currently at work on a novel entitled Bucking the Sarge.
"Twain was . . . enough of a genius to build his morality into his books, with humor and wit and--in the case of The Prince and the Pauper--wonderful plotting." --E. L. Doctorow