No BioMarcia Joan Brown was born in Rochester, New York on July 13, 1918. She graduated from New York State College for Teachers (the University at Albany's predecessor). She taught at Cornwall High School in New York City, where she began her writing career with the publication of The Little Carousel in 1946. She is the author and illustrator of more than 30 children's books. She has won the Caldecott Medal three times for Cinderella, Once a Mouse, and Shadow.