Sharon Jennings is a language arts editor, children's drama teacher, and children's author. Her previous works include "No Monsters Here" with Ruth Ohi and the award-winning "Jeremiah" and "Mrs. Ming" books. She lives in Toronto. Ron Lightburn is a multiple award-winning illustrator of several books for children, including "How Smudge Came" (1996 Mr. Christie Book Award) and "Waiting for the Whales" (1992 Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration). He lives in Kentville, Nova Scotia.