ELEANOR FRANCES LATTIMORE (1904-1986) was an American citizen born and raised in Shanghai. She began her career as an artist, but became known as the author and illustrator of more than fifty popular children's books. A number of her stories are based on her experiences growing up in China.
"This story has charm and a natural, childlike quality which will endear it to the six- and seven-year-olds who are beginning to read by themselves."--The New York Herald Tribune