Jennifer Owings Dewey spent four month in Antarctica, a trip made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. There she sketched and photographed the wildlife and the stunning landscape, wrote letters home that she asked her friends and family to save, and kept a detailed journal of her experiences. Jennifer Owings Dewey received the Orbis Pictus Award for Wildlife Rescue: The Worh of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay, the John Burroughs Award for Mud Matters, and the National Science Teachers Association Award for her body of work in the field of nonfiction for children. She has also written and illustrated Rattlesnake Dance. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.