ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Faith Hickman Brynie is the author of 24 science and health trade books for children and young adults. Some of her books have earned awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Science Teachers Association, the Children's Book Council, and the International Reading Association. She holds a Ph.D. in science education (curriculum and instruction) from the University of Colorado, Boulder. A former high school biology teacher and university professor, she also was the first "Scholar in Residence" to serve overseas schools of the U.S. government (for children of embassy personnel, for example). She is a frequent contributor to ODYSSEY, a popular science magazine for middle-school children.