Joan (Kelly) Yingling (1930 - 2008), recipient of two literary awards, was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She was married to Ed Yingling, another native of Philadelphia, and together they had 7 children. Places they lived include: Glenolden, PA, Merion Station, PA, West Chester, PA, and Audubon, PA. The Story of the Can't That Could and The Story of The Curious Elf were just two of several poems Joan wrote for her children in the 1960's. Her granddaughter, Jess Cohn, is credited with the idea of posthumously publishing her grandmother’s poems into children's books. Visit www.joanyingling.com to learn more.