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Author Elizabeth Winthrop grew up in Washington, D. C., and has written over 50 works of fiction for all ages. She has won numerous awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the California Young Readers Medal and the Jane Addams Peace Prize Honor Book. Many of her children's books are based on her childhood memories and the experiences of her children and other children she has talked to. Her book Belinda's Hurricane is based on the time she lived through a hurricane with her grandmother on an island off the coast of Connecticut. I Think He Likes Me is based on her daughter's reaction to her younger brother when he was brought home from the hospital. Her most popular books are The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle.
Author and illustrator Marylin Hafner was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 1925. She received her B.S. degree from the Pratt Institute in 1947. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, she worked in the advertising department of a store, was an art director at McCall's, and an art instructor at Famous Schools, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut. She won the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award in 1949 for her work on Bonnie Bess: The Weathervane Horse and the National Jewish Book Award for her work on Hanukkah! She was the author and illustrator of the Molly and Emmett series and also worked as a graphic artist. She died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 82.