Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152024307, 240pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2000
Working from the legend of the "miraculous" staircase in the Chapel of Loretto in Santa Fe, Ann Rinaldi skillfully blends the mystery surrounding the builder of the staircase with the daily trials of a young girl growing up in the 1870s.
Ann Rinaldi is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life.She has received numerous starred reviews and awards, as well as widespread recognition for her historical novels. Ms. Rinaldi lives in central New Jersey.