Michael J. Rosen earned an MFA in poetry from Columbia University. His many books for children include The Cuckoo's Haiku, which was a Kirkus Best Book, a VOYA Poetry Pick of 2009, and was named to the NCTE's list of 20 Notable Poetry Books of 2009. He lives in Glenford, Ohio.
"A thoughtful, beautifully image-laden tale of learning how to appreciate what one has." --Kirkus Reviews
"Rosen's poetry, mostly blank verse, circles contemplatively around themes of powerlessness, longing, and growing up. The novel travels at a satisfying hum." --Publishers Weekly
"(A)n introspective, quiet portrait of two boys on the brink of young adulthood. Rosen delivers well-crafted verse and plays with a few different poetic forms to paint a vivid portrait of the Ohio landscape, but as the plot ultimately goes little further than that described, the book will likely struggle to find an audience." --School Library Journal