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Mary O'Neill knew from childhood that she wanted to be a writer. She began her careeras an advertising copywriter, and after becoming a partner in her own agency, she moved to New York. There she divided her time, as author and housewife, and she started to write children's books for Doubleday, of which Hailstones and Halibut Bones is the most famous.

John Wallner is the award-winninf illustrator of more than thirty books for children. His many awards and honors include several ALA Notables, the Certificate of Excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Excellence(1080), and the American Writers award for best illustrator (1977).


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Colors Juvenile poetry, Children's poetry, American, Color Poetry, American poetry