Catherine Hapka is an accomplished author for children and young adults. In addition to writing, she enjoys horseback riding, animals of all kinds, reading, gardening, music, and travel. She lives on a small farm in Chester County, PA.
When Sofia's stepbrother, James, asks her to be his partner in the carriage race at the annual Tri-Kingdom Picnic, Sofia hopes she'll be up to the task. Even though she tries her best, their carriage comes in last. But in the end, Sofia winds up teaching James a little something about the value of being a good sport.