This was one of my favorite books as an 11-year-old girl. It is quite possible that it deepened my already piqued interest in China and Asia. To this day it still has a place in my heart and on my bookshelf.
Emily Cheney Neville, an American author of children's books, was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1919 and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1940. In 1963, she wrote her first book, "It's Like This, Cat", which was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1964.