Product Description About the Author James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001 Howe published The Misfits the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org) an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits : Totally Joe (2005) Addie on the Inside (2011) and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com. Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails ; Carmine: A Little More Red which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and Balloons Over Broadway a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio Melissa can be found taking an art class hiking with her dogs or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport Maine.
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