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Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, Amy MacDonald received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and worked in a number of positions related to writing and publishing before publishing her first children’s book. Little Beaver and the Echo was cited as one of the year’s Top Ten children’s books by the New York Times and as a Best Book of the Year by Parents magazine. Her other books include Rachel Fister’s Blister, Cousin Ruth’s Tooth, No More Nice, and Please Malese! As an author, MacDonald has won various awards, from Horn Book Fanfare Awards to the IRA/CBC Children’s Choice, Ten Best Books for Babies, and the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Medal. She lives in Falmouth, Maine, with her husband and children.
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