Photo of David Kirk
by Donald Kirk, 1962

DAVID KIRK has earned legions of fans both young and old with the fantastical illustrations and enchanting tales in his best-selling Miss Spider picture books: Miss Spider's Tea Party, Miss Spider's Wedding, Miss Spider's New Car, and, most recently, Miss Spider's ABC.

Nova's Ark is a story that harks back to his roots as a toymaker and inventor. His one-of-a-kind children's toys, art, and furniture are treasured by collectors around the world.

Mr. Kirk lives in upstate New York with his wife, Kathy, and his daughters, Violet, Primrose, and Wisteria.