John Bucchino is a composer and lyricist whose songs have been performed and recorded by a wide variety of artists. He has written songs for the Dreamworks animated film Joseph, King of Dreams, and the musicals Urban Myths and 3HREE, and has received some of America's most prestigious songwriting awards. He has also released two CDs, Grateful: The Songs of John Bucchino and Solitude Lessons. For more information, please visit JohnBucchino.com.
Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen is the illustrator of several picture books published in Finland, where she lives. She is the recipient of the Finlandia Junior Award and the Finnish Picture Book Award, as well as the Award of Excellence from the Biennale of European Illustration. Her paintings are exhibited in Europe and Japan.