Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of several books, including Ruby's Wish, for which she received the Ezra Jack Keats Award, among other honors. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Edwin's mother is the epitome of 1950s femininity—smartly dressed, elegantly coiffed and preoccupied with adult concerns throughout this entertaining supermarket romp.
Oblivious to the rambunctious antics of Finney, Fergus, Franny and Fiona, when Mrs. Finnemore finally loads her ferret family into her sleek, powder-blue Chrysler (with anachronistic seatbelts and a car seat), she also misses the meaning of Baby Edwin's earnest babble. Read full book review >
Delectably satiric nursery rhymes play with naughtiness and punishment. Read full book review >
Even though she's still "a child with my hair yet cut across my forehead," the Emperor of China's daughter must leave her father's kingdom to marry the king of Khotan, who lives in a far-off desert oasis. Read full book review >