Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images . He is also the author of young adult novels including Whirligig and The Mind's Eye , and middle-grade novels including Bull Run and Seedfolks . He lives with his wife in northern California.
Julie Paschkis is a painter and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People , Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi , and Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella . A love of pattern and of folk art shows in all her work. She lives in Seattle, Washington.