David Chotjewitz is a teacher and playwright. He lives with his daughter in Hamburg, Germany, where, in 2000, this book was published to acclaim.
Doris Orgel (born 1929) is a children's literature author. She was born Doris Adelberg in Vienna, Austria, on February 15, 1929. She currently lives in New York City and is a full time Children's author. Her book The Devil in Vienna received a Phoenix Award Honor in 1998. Her books Sarah's Room and Dwarf Long-Nose were illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Maurice Sendak.