Margaret Wise Brown (19101952), best known as the author of Goodnight Moon, wrote countless childrens books inspired by her belief that the very young are fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Among her many bestselling books are The Little Island, The Golden Egg Book, The Color Kittens, and The Sailor Dog.
Edith Thacher Hurd (19101997) was an American writer of children's literature. She published 70 books in her lifetime, 50 of which were illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd. She also collaborated numerous times with fellow author Margaret Wise Brown on books such as Seven Little Postmen, Two Little Gardeners and Five Little Firemen.
Gertrude Elliott (19111993) was a childrens book illustrator best known for her work in Golden Books, including The Golden Book of Poetry, My First Golden Dictionary, and the classic Little Golden Book Two Little Gardeners, written by Margaret Wise Brown.