Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 science and nature books for young readers. Hurricane Watch, her first Let's-Read-and-Find-Out title, was recognized as an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has hiked in tropical rainforests, gone on safari in Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. You can visit her online at www.melissa-stewart.com.
Julius Csotonyi is a natural history illustrator with a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Manitoba. He is widely recognized for his masterful paleo artwork. Dr. Csotonyi's work is in museums and in the National Geographic Society collection. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. You can visit him online at www.csotonyi.com.
Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist on the evolution of dinosaurs. He helped identify Pinocchio rex as a tyrannosaur. Through his fieldwork he has discovered dinosaur fossils in many places around the world. Dr. Brusatte wrote Day of the Dinosaurs and Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.