About the Artist
Fran Hodgkins is a full-time book editor at Houghton Mifflin and a freelance writer whose stories and articles have appeared in such magazines as Writer’s Digest, Highlights for Children, Cat Fancy, Boy’s Life, and The Dolphin Log. In 1999, she won the EdPress Award for her piece “Good Enough to Eat?” in Zillions magazine. Fran is the author of numerous nonfiction books for children, including The Orphan Seal, which was named one of One Hundred Classic New England Children’s Books by Yankee magazine. The Orphan Seal also received the Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award from the ASPCA. Fran lives in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Yetti Frenkel’s work has appeared in galleries, schools, universities, libraries, cultural centers, and municipal buildings throughout the Northeast. Specializing in educational murals, she has painted a wide variety of subjects, including history, reading, women’s sports, and the four seasons. Yetti also writes children’s stories, and her piece “The River” was published in Cricket magazine. She lives in Peabody, Massachusetts.