Miriam Chaikin, a former children's book editor, is the author of over thirty books for young readers. Her most recent book, "Don't Step on the Sky, is a collection of haiku illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. Ms. Chaikin lives in New York City. Stephen Fieser is the illustrator of five previous books, including "The Sabbath Lion: A Jewish Folktale from Algeria, retold by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush. He and his wife live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.