Kate Messner is the author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers; Sugar and Ice; Eye of the Storm; Sea Monster���s First Day; Over and Under the Snow; and the Marty McGuire chapter book series. A former middle-school English teacher, Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and loves reading, walking in the woods, and traveling. Visit her online at www.katemessner.com. Downloadable Marty McGuire Discussion Guide.