Thornton Burgess was a famed author of childrens book and an avid conservationist. Throughout his lifetime, he had written fifteen thousand stories for the daily newspaper column and more than 170 books. He died in 1965 at the age of 91.
Tim Foley is an artist and illustrator born in Flint, Michigan in 1962. Over the past quarter century, his clients have included national and international magazines, book publishers, and advertising agencies such as the Wall Street Journal, Cricket magazine, Barrons, New York Newsday, Los Angeles Weekly, Penguin Books, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan.