Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children, including the picture booksMuncha! Muncha! Muncha!(an ALA Notable Book and four starred reviews), andBoxes for Katie(a Junior Library Guild Selection and aPublishers WeeklyBest Book of 2003); the nonfiction titlesOur Eleanor(an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and three starred reviews) andBen Franklin's Almanac(an ALA Notable Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, James Madison Honor Book, and three starred reviews). She lives in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. From the Hardcover edition.