Joyce Sidman is known for her fresh, inventive poetry for children. Her award-winning books include Song of the Water Boatman and Red Sings from Treetops (both Caldecott Honor Books), and Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, for which she won a Newbery Honor Award. Her books have been translated into several languages. A recent starred review said, "Sidman's ear is keen, capturing many voices. Her skill as a poet accessible to young people is unmatched." Born in Connecticut, USA, Joyce now lives in the midwestern state of Minnesota, where she teaches poetry-writing to children. Visit her at www.joycesidman.com.