Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia, the literal-minded housekeeper. After Peggy passed away in 1988, Herman continued the classic character, writing about Amelia Bedelia in more than 30 new books. In addition to her exploits as a housekeeper, there are now stories about Amelia Bedelia as a young girl in picture books, beginning readers, and a new series of chapter books that have become national bestsellers. You can visit him online at www.ameliabedeliabooks.com.
Lynne Avril is the illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including Amelia Bedelia?s First Day of School and the other titles in the young Amelia Bedelia series. She grew up in Montana and now makes her home in Arizona. You can visit her online at www.lynneavril.com.