Walter Wangerin
From the dust jacket of Peter's First Easter

Walter Wangerin

1944 -

Walter Wangerin, Jr., was born in Portland, Oregon. He received a master's degree in English and did graduate studies in medieval English literature at Miami University of Ohio. He is currently a writer-in-residence at Valparaiso University. He is the author of much-admired books, including Branta and the Golden Stone, which Publishers Weekly hailed as a 'graceful, timeless tale'; Miz Lil & the Chronicles of Grace; and The Book of Sorrows. His Book of the Dun Cow was called 'far and away the most literate and intelligent story of the year' by The New York Times; it received an American Book Award and was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

From the dust jacket of The Crying for a Vision