Barbara Kanninen is a children's writer, award-winning Ph.D. environmental economist, and chair of her local school board. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband.
Serge Bloch is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and in numerous books for children and adults. His international list of accolades includes the Bologna Ragazzi Award, and an ALA Batchelder Honor. Bloch and his wife live in Paris and New York.