Du Bose Heyward (1885-1940) was the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed novel Porgy, which was the basis for Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Marjorie Flack (1897-1958) was an author and illustrator of many children's books, including The Story About Ping and The Boats on the River, which received a Caldecott Honor in 1947.
"It is difficult to believe that this very modern feminist tale was originally written in 1939. A gem of a fantasy in which kindness and cleverness win out over size and brawn."--Learning Magazine