When Mrs. Ampersand announces that she'll be leaving for the rest of the year, and the substitute is just not as good, Mabel decides to take matters into her own hands.
Cari Best grew up in New York City, is a graduate of the City University of New York, and received a Master's Degree in Library Science from Drexel University, landing a job as the first librarian at the newly built headquarters of the International Reading Association in Newark, Delaware.
Her books have received many awards and accolades including a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, an Amelia Bloomer Book List selection, a Chalotte Zolotow Honor Book, and an ALA Notable, and she received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her first book.
She lives in Connecticut where she walks, gardens, laughs and reads a lot. - Lisa Hunt would stay up late at night as a kid, scribbling in her sketchbooks. Fast forward to today, and she still stays up late at night scribbling in her sketchbooks. When
not at her desk, she can be found in the local coffee shop or at home waggling a bit of string at an over-excited ginger cat.