Sydelle Pearl's previous book with Pelican, Elijahis Tears: Stories for the Jewish Holidays, received a Storytelling World Honor Award in 1997 and was listed on the Bank Street College of Education Best Books List for the Year in 1998. She has been a storyteller at libraries, schools, museums, day-care centers, and festivals since 1991. A writer of folk songs for adults and children, she is also fond of incorporating songs into her stories. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Danlyn Iantorno is a graphic designer and artist with her own studio. She has worked as a marketing manager and a promotional products account executive. She is a member of the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators and the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. She enjoys knitting, dancing, yoga, flower arranging, and drum and bugle competition. She lives outside Denver, Colorado.