Patricia Polacco is the bestselling and widely acclaimed author and illustrator of nearly one hundred picture books for children, including such classics as The Keeping Quilt, PInk and Say, and Thank You, Mister Falker. Many of her books are based on real-life events and narrative histories from her childhood. Clara and Davie began just this way. As a young girl, Patricia, who is related to Clara Barton, heard many stories about this great lady. Patricia lives on a farm in Union City, Michigan. Visit patriciapolacco.com.