When Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published in 186S, it set critics awry: here was a book for children written for the pure pleasure of reading. It has since become one of the most famous children's books ever, translated into many different languages, performed as a play, and made into a popular Disney animated film.
Nancy Willard is the author of two novels, Things Invisible to See and Sister Water, and eleven books of poetry. Her many books for children include A Visit to William Blake's Inn, which won the Newbery Medal in 1982, as well as receiving a Caldecott Honor. Nancy is a lecturer at Vassar College and lives with her husband in Poughkeepsie, New York.