Altogether, Mr. San Souci has published 56 books, most of them based on legends, myths and folklore. The author of such delights as The Christmas Ark and The Enchanted Tapestry joins forces with illustrator Pinkney to resurrect a colorful folktale that captures the unique flavor of the American South.
A 1989 Caldecott Honor Book.A native Californian, Robert D. San Souci was born in San Francisco and raised across the bay inBerkeley. Reading and writing have always been a part of his life — his earliest memories are ones of being read to. Robert San Souci resides in San Francisco, California, and is the recipient of several major awards including the 1993 Aesop Prize, a prestigious annual award for a children’s book that best incorporates folklore in text and illustration.