John Reynolds Gardiner has written a number of books for children, including Stone Fox and General Butterfingers. He is also an engineer by profession. A native of Los Angeles, he has lived in West Germany, Central America, and Idaho. Gardiner currently resides in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and three daughters.
Marc Simont has illustrated more than a hundred children’s books and has won both a Caldecott Honor and a Caldecott Medal. He has worked with such authors as Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (on the Nate the Great series) and Margaret Wise Brown. Simont and his wife live in West Cornwall, Connecticut.