Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is a famous English novelist, essayist, and critic, perhaps best known for writing Brave New World. He wrote The Crows of Pearblossom in 1944. Sophie Blackall was born and grew up in Australia and now lives with her family in New York. She is a published author and an illustrator of many children's books, including Meet Wild Boars, the Ivy and Bean series, and Jumpy Jack & Googily. Visit her online at her official website www.sophieblackall.com and at her popular blog missedconnectionsny.blogspot.com.