Joukje Akveld is a freelance journalist living in the Netherlands. When she's not writing her own books, she writes about children's books and theatre for newspapers and magazines. In 2016 she won the Silver Slate Pencil Award for A Monkey in the Bathroom: A Zoo in Wartime (Hoogland & Van Klaveren). Visit her website at www.joukjeakveld.com. Philip Hopman was born the youngest son of a tulip farmer. But he chose a career in children';s books instead of tulips, and he has illustrated more than 150 books since 1988, including Earth to Stella (Clarion) and 22 Orphans (Kane/Miller).