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Nancy Loewen has published nearly 130 books for children. She’s a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (The LAST Day of Kindergarten and Four to the Pole, co-authored with polar explorer Ann Bancroft). Nancy has also received awards from the New York Public Library, the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Society of School Librarians International, and Bank Street. Her Writer’s Toolbox series received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers. Nancy holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul and divides her time between St. Paul and her small hometown of Mountain Lake in southern Minnesota. She has two children who are young adults. To learn more, visit Nancy's author page on Facebook or go to her website at nancyloewen.net.