Biography for Clever Jack Takes the Cake

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Candace Fleming is the clever author of The Great and Only Barnum, a Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year; The Lincolns, aBoston Globe-Horn Book Award winner and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; andBen Franklin's Almanac and Our Eleanor, both ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books. Her books also includeImogene's Last Stand, Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, Gabriella's Song, and the Aesop Elementary School series. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois. You can visit her at

G. Brian Karas is the prolific, versatile, and acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, includingHow Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara, winner of a Christopher Award;Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book;Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming, an ALA-ALSC Notable Book; and Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story, which he also wrote and which received theBoston Globe-Horn Book Award. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Visit him at