Alicia Potter is the author of several picture books, including Mrs. Harkness and the Panda, which was a Cybils Award winner and was named an NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She lives in Boston, where she is a freelance writer and childrens book reviewer. As a former animal shelter "foster mom," she has coaxed many a kitten out from under the bed.
Birgitta Sif was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and lived in and around Scandinavia and the United States while growing up. She is the author and illustrator of Oliver, a finalist for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for picture books in the United Kingdom. She currently lives in Sweden with her family.