No one ever outbids Aunt Lou or Miss Logsdon at local auctions, until a young girl sets her sights on a straw hat.
Tres Seymour was born in Kentucky and spent his childhood in Tennessee. He is a prolific author of books for young readers, including JAKE JOHNSON: THE STORY OF A MULE, illustrated by Martha Gray Carrington; OUR NEIGHBOR IS A STRANGE, STRANGE MAN, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop; HUNTING THE WHITE COW, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin; and WE PLAYED MARBLES, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. He now lives in Kentucky and works as a National Park Service ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park. This is his first book with Candlewick Press. Cat Bowman Smith is the illustrator of many books for young readers, such as THE ROSIE STORIES by Cynthia Voigt, OLD GRANNY AND THE BEAN THIEF by Cynthia DeFelice, and THE TROUBLE WITH CATS and THE TROUBLE WITH BABIES by Martha Freeman. This is her first book with Candlewick Press.