Michaela Muntean received a degree in comparative literature from the University of Wisconsin and taught Russian literature for a year. She worked as an editor in the children's book department at Western Publishing Company. She wrote over sixty-five Sesame Street and Golden Book titles, including Panda Bear's Paintbox and Theodore Mouse Goes to Sea for Western Publishing Company. She also worked at Parent's Magazine, where she wrote Bicycle Bear and The Very Bumpy Bus Ride and other titles for the Parents' Magazine Book Club. Her other books include Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs and Do Not Open This Book!
Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.
Awards: 2009 Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2007 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, North Carolina Children’s Book Award 2011, 2011 Nutmeg Award (Connecticut)
Check out www.lemonadewar.com for more information on The Lemonade War Series, including sequels The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit, and The Candy Smash.