Penguin Young Readers

About the Author
Betty G. Birney

Betty G. Birney has written episodes for numerous children's television shows, including Madeline, Doug, and Bobby's World, as well as after-school specials and a television movie, Mary Christmas. She has won many awards for her work, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, a Writers Guild of America Award, and the Christopher Award. In addition to the Humphrey books, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs and The Princess and the Peabodys. A native of St. Louis, Missouri Betty G. Birney lives in Los Angeles with her husband, an actor. For more on Betty G. Birney and Humphrey, go to!


Humphrey Books

Photograph of hamster Steve Grubman.