Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. She first came to the United States when she was nine years old, and lived in the United States and England alternately for the rest of her life. She died in 1944. The Velveteen Rabbit was the first and best known of all her children's books.
Robyn Officer is also known for her illustrations in a number of other children's classics, including The Little Mermaid, Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and Thumbelina.