Faith McNulty was a much-loved writer of nature stories and classic picture books. She wrote 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, The Silly Story of a Dog and His Flea, and If You Decide to Fo to the Moon. Faith McNulty passed away in April 2005 at her Tuckertown farm.