Author of children’s books, including the Magic Tree Series

Class of 1971

“Long ago, in a poetry class in the English department at UNC, I gained the confidence to put thoughts and images on a page and share them with others. In that class, I began my love affair with the English language, with the magic and mystery of words. Since then, I’ve published over a hundred children’s books, and my ardor has not cooled a bit. Every day it fuels my work and brings happiness. Thank you, Carolina.”