Ellen Frankel is the former CEO and editor-in-chief of The Jewish Publication Society. A scholar of Jewish midrash and folklore, Frankel has published a number of books, including the forthcoming JPS Illustrated Children's Bible; The Classic Tales: 4000 Years of Jewish Lore; The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols; The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah; The Jewish Spirit; and The Illustrated Hebrew Bible. Avi Katz was born in Philadelphia and moved to Israel at age 20, where he graduated from the Bezalel Art Academy. He has been the illustrator of the Jerusalem Report since its first issue in 1990, and is active in the Cartooning for Peace program. He has illustrated over 150 books in Israel and the U.S. and has received the IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Honors (four times) and Israel's Ze'ev Prize (eight times).