Sandra Horning graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Russian. Horning's love of children's books began in school, flourished when she worked in the children's department of a bookstore, and took shape as a career when she lived in County Galway, Ireland. She lives with her husband, two sons, eight chickens, and three ducks in Chaplin, Connecticut
JON GOODELL has illustrated numerous beautiful books for young readers, including Dick King-Smith's A Mouse Called Wolf, which Booklist praised as "A sunny story, made even more cheerful by [his] exquisite black-and-white animal pictures," and Kathi Appelt's Merry Christmas, Merry Crow. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.