Mary Casanova grew up in a camp-like atmosphere on the edge of St. Paul, with parents who regularly packed the station wagon to capacity-ten kids and the family dog-and headed "up north" to a cabin. Mary is the author of One-Dog Canoe and thirty other books. Several of them-including Moose Tracks, Wolf Shadows, When Eagles Fall, and most recently Frozen-are published by the University of Minnesota Press. These books, frequently found on state reading lists across the country, have earned countless awards such as the ALA "Notable," Parent's Choice "Gold" Award, Booklist Editor's Choice, and two Minnesota Book Awards. She lives with her husband and three dogs in a turn-of-the-century house in Ranier, Minnesota.
Nick Wroblewski is an artist and printmaker specializing in handmade woodcut block prints. He prints from his home studio in the Driftless region of Wisconsin. A native of Minnesota, he enjoyed reflecting on a landscape very close to his heart while illustrating this book.