Nancy Carol Willis is the author and illustrator of
Raccoon Moon and The Robins in Your Backyard. She
lives in Middletown, Delaware.
First Runner Up, Children's Category, The 2007 Eric Hoffer Book Awards: "Bird migration is the subject of this beautiful book on bird life. This isn't a dry ecology book full of facts and figures." "Willis has taken decades of research and reduced it to an illustrated, simple, and straightforward story of migration wonder." --Brian A. Harrington, author, Flight of the Red Knot "Will advance the education of children and adults about critical issues surrounding the annual shorebird and horseshoe crab migrations." --Michael E. Riska, executive director, Delaware Nature Society "This lovely book gets the message across to children that we need to care for our environment." --Nigel A. Clark, head of projects, British Trust for Ornithology" "This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about this amazing species, currently in serious decline, and the hardships it must overcome each year to nest and raise its young." --Russell W. Peterson, former governor, Delaware; former president, National Audubon Society "Willis' birds are beautifully drawn and are a great addition to the text." --Greg Butcher, Director of Bird Conservation, National Audubon Society