Awards and honors for Odd Velvet:
American Bookseller, "Pick of the Lists"
1999-2000 Virginia Young Readers List
Mary E. Whitcomb lives in Wisconsin with her husband, her three children, and their pets. Mary is an elementary school teacher. She collects rocks, fossils and shells much like the ones that Velvet brings to show and tell. This is her first book for children.
Tara Calahan King studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Tara lives in Ohio with her husband Rick. This is her first book for children.