GEORGE SHANNON is a teacher, librarian, writer, and storyteller. His children's books include Lizard's Song, Climbing Kansas Mountains, and The Secret Chicken Club. He lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
LAURA DRONZEK, a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally, is the award-winning illustrator of Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! and White Is for Blueberry, both also written by George Shannon. She lives with her husband, author-illustrator Kevin Henkes, in Madison, Wisconsin.