Lenore Blegvad was born in New York City and received her B.A. degree from Vassar College. She went to Paris to study painting, and there she met and married Danish artist Erik Blegvad. Dividing her time between painting and writing, Lenore is the author of a dozen books for children, including Anna Banana and Me, Rainy Day Kate, and A Sound of Leaves, all illustrated by Erik Blegvad, as well as Once Upon a Time and Grandma, which she both wrote and illustrated.
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