Oscar Wilde was a playwright, essayist, and novelist. He was the author of "The Importance of Being Earnest "and "The Picture of Dorian Gray."Carole Bloch is the central coordinator of the Stories Across Africa Project, which is developing shared anthologies of stories for children in the many languages of Africa. She has written extensively on early literacy and multilingual education in South Africa and Africa, as well as writing several picture books for young children. Joan Rankin has illustrated more than 30 children's books, including "A Frog in the Bog" and "Off to First Grade." She is the recipient of the Katrina Harris Award for Children's Book Illustration and the ME Rothman Prize for best illustrated children's book.