Ursula Vernon is a full-time author and illustrator whose work has won a Hugo award and been nominated for an Eisner. She loves birding, gardening, and spunky heroines, and thinks she would make a terrible princess. Ursula lives with her husband in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
A 2015 Texas Bluebonnet nominee A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing of 2015 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2015 An ALA Notable Children's Book of 2016 [A] charming, funny, subversive middle-grade illustrated fantasy. -- Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author, activist, and co-editor of Boing Boing * A joy to read, and we can only hope that Harriet - long may she reign - will return in later installments. --Booklist, starred review * Move over, Babymouse, there's a new rodent in town!...Vernon has created a spunky heroine readers will cheer for and who will leave them eagerly searching for the happily ever after in the next installment. --School Library Journal, starred review * Harriet is her own hamster, but she takes her place proudly alongside both Danny Dragonbreath and Babymouse. Creatively fresh and feminist, with laughs on every single page. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review * A book with all the makings of a hit. Readers will be laughing themselves silly. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Middle-graders with a taste for absurdity and snark will find plenty of both here...Fans of Holm's Babymouse (Babymouse: Queen of the World, BCCB 12/05) series or Vernon's Dragonbreath (BCCB 9/09) series will definitely want to tag along on Harriet's future adventures. --BCCB