Connie Brummel Crook is a historian, former teacher and the author of more than a dozen historical books for children that often focus on the history of Upper Canada. One of her books on the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada, Meyers’ Rebellion, was a Geoffrey Bilson Fiction Award finalist. Her picture book, Maple Moon, was a Storytelling World Honour Title winner. Connie lives in Peterborough, Ontario.
Tuyet was just adopted from war-torn Vietnam. She can barely speak her new family's language. How will she find the courage to get through the surgery she needs to walk on two straight legs? This biography continues the true story of Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War. Coming to Canadian bookstores on September 4, 2012.
Harry Endrulat is a writer and editor who has worked in children’s publishing for many years. He is a co-author of A Bear in War and the author of numerous books for the Max & Ruby series, which is based on the popular show on Treehouse TV. He lives in Southern Ontario.
The illustrator of 'A Bear in War', Brian Deines is a fine artist and the acclaimed illustrator of many other children’s books, including 'Caribou Song' and 'Dragonfly Kites', both of which were nominated for the Governor General’s Award and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Literature Award.
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the author of more than a dozen historical picture books, chapter books, and juvenile and young adult novels, including DANCE OF THE BANISHED. She has received numerous awards and nominations for her work. Her most recent novel, Stolen Child, has won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Americas and is an OLA Best Bet, a CLA Book of the Year nominee, a Diamond Willow selection, a Resource Links Best Book, and a Golden Oak selection.