Douglas Evans is the author of MVP*, Apple Island, and the previous collections of classroom tales: Math Rashes and The Classroom at the End of the Hall. He has a master's degree in education and has taught for fifteen years in settings ranging from a small logging town in Oregon to international schools in Helsinki and London. He currently lives in Berkeley, California.
Larry Di Fiori has illustrated over sixty books for children, including the books of classroom stories by Douglas Evans, and has created pictures for Parents, Sesame Street, and Scholastic magazines. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.