Chisato Tashiro was born in Tokyo, Japan. She studied economics at Meiji Gakuin University and later studied the history of childrens picture books at a school in Takatanobaba. Her work has been exhibited at several shows in Japan. This is her first book for North-South.
Asa Zatz has translated more than seventy-five Spanish-language books, including works of Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garca Mrquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa.