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    About our Author
    Heidi Hyde

    Heidi Smith Hyde is the director of education of Temple Sinai in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her books include Feivel's Flying Horses, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Mendel's Accordion, winner of the Sugarman Award.

    Awards
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    National Jewish Book Award
    Sydney Taylor Book Award
    4 questions for Heidi Smith Hyde
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, 1958
    2.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Isaac Bashevis Singer, Stefan Zweig, and William Trevor
    3.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    For me it was never a choice, but something I was compelled to do.
    4.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Never compare yourself with other writers or try to emulate their style. Just find your own authentic voice and let your imagination do the rest.