Wendy Mass is the author of award-winning books for young readers, including 11 Birthdays, Finally, 13 Gifts, The Last Present, and the Twice Upon a Time series: Rapunzel, The One With All the Hair; Sleeping Beauty, The One Who Took the Really Long Nap; and Beauty and the Beast, The Only One Who Didn't Run Away; as well as A Mango-Shaped Space, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Leap Day, Every Soul a Star, and The Candymakers. She lives with her family in New Jersey.
Praise for 11 Birthdays
* "A fresh twist on the familiar themes of middle-grade family and school dynamics."
-- Booklist, starred review
* "Girls will relate to Amanda's insecurities, and the confidence and insight she gains will resonate."
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for Finally
"Finally is a treat -- a delicious story about fitting in, falling down, and growing up. Wendy Mass has done it again!"
-- Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal winner of When You Reach Me
"Finally will have readers laughing, nodding in agreement, and sighing in sympathy."
Praise for 13 Gifts
* "Mass keeps the plot jumping like a fireworks display; there's one surprise spark after another, all coming together at the end for a breathtaking finale."
-- School Library Journal, starred review
"Philosophical and wryly humorous, this magical tale will satisfy both fans and new readers alike."