Richard Freedman is the winner of the 1998 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
Russell Freedman is the author of over thirty-five nonfiction books. His works have received many awards, among them the Robert F. Silbert Award, a Newberry Medal, and a Newberry Honor. He was recently awarded the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award for his contributions to the work of children's literature. He lives in New York City.
A refreshingly un-woeful introduction to the experience of being a young urban immigrant around the turn of the century...Concise, graphic, and designed in every respect to catch and hold the reader's interest.--Kirkus Reviews