Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Ben Shecter was born in New York Cityand studied at The High School ofMusic and Art and at the Yale Graduate School of Drama. He has writtenand illustrated many books for youngchildren, including Partouche PlantsA Seed; Conrad's Castle; and Inspector Rose. He also designs scenery and costumes for operas, ballets, and TV productions. Mr. Shecter lives in upstate New York.