Candace Fleming | Author

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Candace Fleming awarded herself the Newbery Medal in fifth grade after scraping the gold sticker off the class copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond and pasting it onto her first novel—a ten page, ten-chapter mystery called Who Done It? She’s been collecting awards (her own, not Elizabeth George Speare’s) ever since.

Today, Ms. Fleming is the versatile and acclaimed author of more than twenty books for children, including the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award-winning biography, The Lincolns; picture books Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; the beloved Boxes for Katje; and Clever Jack Takes the Cake. Her scrapbook biographies have given readers a new take on nonfiction and her Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School books are popular choices for reading aloud.  

Ms. Fleming lives in Chicago, IL.

Read more about Candace Fleming at Ms. Fleming's Web site.