Arthur Dorros, an author and occasional illustrator, was born in Washington, D.C. on May 19, 1950. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Some of his children's books are written in both English and Spanish. He also writes books that deal with science and nature. Ant Cities and Feel the Wind were named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council and A Tree is Growing was named an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington.