Joanna Boutilier is a teacher, writer, and editor who is also active in environmental groups such as the "Sierra Club." This is her first book for children. Joanna lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Ben Hodson is a self-taught artist and nature lover who has been around animals all his life, and even once cared for lions in an animal hospice. He now lives just outside Ottawa, by a lake where his neighbors are snakes, toads, spiders, and bats.