Twelve-year-old best friends Elizabeth and Tara*Starr continue their
friendship through letter-writing after Tara*Starr's family moves to
another state, in a complex and emotionally rich novel about two friends
coping with overwhelming change.
Award-winning and beloved author, Paula Danziger died on the afternoon of July 8, 2004 at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City after complications from a heart attack at age 59. Danziger is best known as the author of The Amber Brown series and the modern classic, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. Set to celebrate its 30th anniversary this fall, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit quickly established Danziger as one of America's most popular authors for young adults.
Ann M. Martin
Ann M. Martin is the creator of The Baby-sitters Club, which has more than 180 million books in print, making it one of the most popular series in the history of publishing. Her novels include A Corner of the Universe
(a Newbery Honor Book), Belle Teal
, Here Today
, A Dog's Life
, On Christmas Eve
, and the Main Street and Family Tree series, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S. Longer Letter Later
and Snail Mail No More
, with Paula Danziger. Ann lives in upstate New York.