Faith McNulty is a much-loved writer of nature stories and classic picture books. She has written many pieces for The New Yorker as well. She published books not only about whooping cranes, manatees, prairie dogs, ferrets, and whales, but also about the spider, snake, mouse, and woodchuck that she found on the farm she bought in the '50s, returning to that area of South County where she'd spent childhood summers.
Faith is known for such Scholastic titles as Dancing With Manatees, The Wolves Ate My Homework, and The Silly Story of a Dog and His Flea.
Faith's new book is If You Decide to Go to the Moon is written in a language that is elegant, yet fun. She communicates the physical as well as the emotional experience of a trip to the moon. The book allows the reader to participate in every part of the journey to the moon, from packing, “don't forget your diary and plenty of food,” to liftoff, “at first you'll feel heavy; don't worry,” to traveling through space where “the moon glows like a pearl in the black, black sky.” If You Decide to Go to the Moon will be released in October.
Faith McNulty passed away in April 2005 at her Tuckertown farm.