(1936 - )
Nancy Willard (born June 26, 1936) is an American writer: novelist, poet, author and occasional illustrator of children’s books. She won the 1982 Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake’s Inn.
An abandoned subway tunnel leads two human magicians to the Crystal Empire where they are told they must vanquish the deadly Firebrat.
A daughter makes her mother a birthday cake, with a little help from three angels and her great-grandmother.