Biography for Apple Orchard Riddle

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MARGARET McNAMARA adapted this story from a riddle she learned from talking to teachers. "This book is for every child who learns a little differently," she says. Margaret is the author ofHow Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, also about Mr. Tiffin's class, called "illuminating" byFamily Fun magazine and recommended as "a first-purchase consideration" bySchool Library Journal; The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot; and, most recently,George Washington's Birthday. Margaret McNamara grew up making pies and crumbles with the apples that grew in her backyard. She now lives in New York City.

G. BRIAN KARAS is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including, most recently,Neville and Clever Jack Takes the Cake, which received four starred reviews. His other books includeHow Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?; Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book;Home on the Bayou, recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; andMuncha! Muncha! Muncha!