About the author
Robert Lewis Taylor
Robert Lewis Taylor (September 24, 1912 – September 30, 1998) was an American author and winner of the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Taylor's 1958 novel The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, about a fourteen-year-old and his father in the California Gold Rush, won the Pulitzer Prize and was purchased for a film, but eventually became a television series instead. A Journey to Matecumbe was adapted in 1976 as the Disney movie Treasure of Matecumbe. His novel Professor Fodorski served as the basis for the 1962 musical All American.