Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has more than seven million copies in print. She is also the author of the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A Time for Courage and other Dear America titles. When asked why she wanted to focus on polar bears for her latest series, Bears of the Ice, Kathryn said, "I find everything about the arctic fascinating, from its vastness to its haunting beauty. But most of all, I was thinking about the bears. They might be gone sooner than we think, and I wanted to celebrate these magnificent creatures.
Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed historical titles, such as The Night Witches, Beyond The Burning Time and True North. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.