PALMER BROWN was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author and illustrator of five books for children, including Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and its sequel, The Silver Nutmeg; Cheerful; and Hickory-all forthcoming from The New York Review Children's Collection.
"Here, the character of limited means is a small mouse, though his trouble is what to give rather than what to get, since "someone" (really his mother) seems to have everything....With exquisitely adorable creatures fit to rival Peter Rabbit, the book provides a predictable answer - love - that will make it no less enchanting to young children. Out of print for 45 years, the book was long a cherished favorite, memorably read aloud on television by Captain Kangaroo."-- Pamela Paul, The New York Times
"In Something for Christmas Palmer Brown tells and illustrates with charming pictures in pastel colors an endearing tale about a small mouse who wonders what to give his mother for Christmas and a mother who knows what is the best gift of all--one's love!" --Polly Goodwin, Chicago Daily Tribune