by Susan Hart Lindquist


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ISBN-13: 9780440414438
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/07/2000
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Susan Hart Lindquist has always resided in California, where the rural countryside has been the setting for many of her stories, including her latest novel Summer Soldiers. Growing up, Lindquist lived with her parents and sister, as well as a cousin, an elderly aunt, a fat yellow dog, and an assortment of cats. Every summer the family headed north to stay with friends on their ranch and that is where she learned to ride horses, catch fish, and herd sheep.


A great deal of the action in Lindquist's stories takes place outdoors, especially since she loves the woods and mountains. Although she craves the wilderness and wide-open spaces, as well as being close to the ocean, she also enjoys the hustle and bustle of city living. In a city filled with lots of people, lots of noise and lots of good food and music, Lindquist often experiences a feeling similar to that of being outdoors -- as if she belongs to something much bigger and more important than herself.


As a child, everything about school was difficult for Lindquist. In addition to being a reluctant reader, Lindquist preferred to daydream and often forgot to do her homework -- two bad habits which, ironically, helped her develop skills that came in handy when she began writing fiction. All of her daydreaming gave her the opportunity to practice using her imagination, and inventing excuses as to why her homework wasn't done gave her the chance to concoct some pretty good stories!


Lindquist currently resides near San Francisco, not far from some of the places that were originally settled during the late 1800s by her grandparents and great-grandparents. She is the author of two previousmiddle-grade novels, including Wander.

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