Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a giant of world literature, is the author of many classics, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
James Riordan has traveled the world collecting folktales and has published over thirty volumes of tales from different countries. He is emeritus professor at the University of Surrey and visiting professor at the University of Worcester,
as well as holding honorary degrees from
Birmingham, London, Moscow, and Grenoble.
He regularly reviews children’s books for the
Times. He has also written ten novels for young people. He resides in London, England.
Claus Sievert was a full-time illustrator and artist in Grass Valley, California. He passed away in 2009.