HILDEGARDE HOYT SWIFT (1890-1977) wrote several books for children. Best known for The Railroad to Freedom, which was cited for a Newbery Honor in 1933, M. Swift spent her life recording the lives of heroic Americans. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is her most popular picture book.
LYND WARD (1905-1985) illustrated more than two hundred books for children and adults throughout his prolific career. Winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1952 for his watercolors in The Biggest Bear, Mr. Ward was also famous for his wood engravings which can be seen in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.