Author and illustrator Michael Garland was born in Manhattan in 1952. He studied art at Pratt Institute and soon after graduating, he sold his first illustration to True Confessions magazine. He has written or illustrated over 40 books.Toni Buzzeo lives in Buxton, Maine.Amy Wummer lives in Reading, Pennsylvania.
David Smallis the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator ofSo You Want to Be President?by Judith St. George. He received a Caldecott Honor medal forThe Gardenerby Sarah Stewart. He has also illustrated many other beloved picture books, which includeThe LibraryandThe Journey,both by Sarah Stewart, andImogene's Antlers,which he also wrote. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Sarah Stewart.