The author of more than one hundred books for children and young adults, Eve Bunting is an extraordinary storyteller. But her books do more than entertain---they speak fundamenmtal truths.Born and educated in Northern Ireland, Eve moved to Southern California in 1958 with her husband and three children. She has lived there ever since, but her Irish roots remain strong, recalling the Shanachies--roving storytellers in the Ireland of long ago. "Maybe I'm a bit of a Shanachie myself," she says, "telling my stories to anyone who will listen."Eve's many honors include the Society of Children's Book Writers' 1976 Golden Kite Award for One More Flight and the 1984 PEN Los Angeles Center Special Literary Achievement Award for her overall contribution to children's literature. Her picture book The Wall was a main "Reading Rainbow" selection for 1992.Eve's books are regularly Junior Literary Guild and Book-of-the-Month Club selections. She has also been honored by numerous teachers' associations and by children---her most important critics. This is Eve's sixth year on the Chautauqua faculty.