When friendly, free-spirited Skunk moves in with solitary rock-scientist Badger, both are forever changed in this whimsical, emotionally rich story from Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake, illustrated in full-colour and black-and-white pictures by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back, Pax).
Amy Timberlake's work has received a Newbery Honor, an Edgar, a Golden Kite Award, and the China Times Best Book Award. One book was chosen to be a Book Sense Pick, another was reviewed in The New York Times Book Review. Her books have made several "best books of the year" lists. Chicago's Lifeline Theatre has adapted both One Came Home and The Dirty Cowboy for the stage. Amy grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin. She is the proud alumna of Mount Holyoke College, a women's college (yes!) where she majored in History. She also holds an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago is the place she calls home. You can find her walking on Chicago's Lakefront Trail on cool, crisp fall days.
Jon Klassen is a Canadian-born author/illustrator of picture books. He started his career in animation, working as an illustrator and designer for feature films at Dreamworks and Laika Studios, and smaller projects like commercials and music videos, with clients including the BBC and U2, before moving his focus to book work. His own books include I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and We Found A Hat. His illustrated books include Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig A Hole both written by Mac Barnett and winners of Caldecott Honors. He is a member of the Order of Canada for contributions to children's literature. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles with his wife Moranne and two sons, Isaac and August.