Watch a video interview with Tor Seidler. Tor Seidler's novels include Mean Margaret, a finalist for the National Book Award, The Wainscott Weasel, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and A Rat's Tale, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Most recently, he has written Gully's Travels, illustrated by Brock Cole. Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Vermont and later, Seattle, Washington. Encouraged by his family's love of the arts, he studied English literature at Stanford University. His first book, The Dulcimer Boy, was published when he was 27 years old. Tor Seidler lives in New York City.