Alexander McCall Smith has written more than fifty books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries, The Sunday Philosophy Club series, and many children's stories, including the Akimbo, Harriet Bean, and the Max and Maddy series. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe and currently lives in Scotland. www.alexandermccallsmith.com
LeUyen Pham illustrated five previous Akimbo stories, as well as numerous picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Grace for President, Freckleface Strawberry, by Julianne Moore, and Big Sister, Little Sister, which she also wrote. She lives in San Francisco, California with her husband and young son.