Biography for Carpenter's Gift : A Christmas Tale About the Rockefeller Center Tree

Random House, Inc.

DAVID RUBEL is a nationally recognized author and speaker whose work focuses on making American history accessible to a broad audience. His most recent book,If I Had a Hammer, includes a foreward by former president Jimmy Carter. David's children's books,The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times and The Scholastic Atlas of the United States have both become grade-school standards, selling more than half a million copies each in multiple editions.

JIM LAMARCHE has illustrated over 20 children's books, some of which he has also written. His lushly rendered illustrations appear in our recent release,The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye, by Jane Yolen. His work has been awarded theParents magazine Best Book of the Year; the Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Picture Books; and the American Bookseller Association Pick-of-the-List. He lives in central California with his wife and children.