Ann M. Martin is the author of many books for young readers,
including the Newbery Honor title A Corner of the Universe,
and Leo the Magnificat.
Ms. Martin funds
such charities as The Lisa Libraries and The Ann M. Martin
Foundation. She makes her home in upstate New York.
Laura Godwin, also known as Nola Buck, is the author of many
popular picture books for children. Born and raised in Alberta,
Canada, she now lives in New York City.
Brian Selznick is the remarkable illustrator of many books for
children, including The Doll People, a 2000 Notable
Children''s Book; Barnyard Prayers by Laura Godwin;
Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan; and The Houdini
Box, winner of the 1991 Texas Bluebonnet Award, which he also