MARTHA BRENNER has written numerous books for children and young adults. She loves wearing hats but does not keep notes hidden inside.
FRANK MURPHY has taught a wide variety grades at the elementary and middle school level. A popular speaker, Murphy is the author of many fun historical fiction books for young readers.
DONALD COOK is the illustrator of many children's books including the popular The Bravest Dog Ever the True Story of Balto. He lives in upstate New York.
RICHARD WALZ is the illustrator of many humorous historical Step into Readings. He lives in Northhampton, MA.