Wanda Gag (1893-1946) was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, the daughter of an artist and the eldest of seven children. In recognition of her rare artistry, she was the posthumous recipient of the 1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Millions of Cats and the 1977 Kerlan Award for the body of her work.
Inducted into the Picture Book Hall of Fame in 2017 by the Indies Choice Book Awards
"This Newbery Honor winner is distinguished by innovative design and a strong storyteller's cadence." --School Library Journal's "One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century""A perennial favorite."--The New York Times