Author Harvey Kidder, a resident of Westchester County, New York,
originally wrote The Kids'' Book of Chess for his son.
Illustrator Kimberly Bulcken Root is a graduate of Parsons
School of Design. She made her picture book debut with A Bed for
the Wind. Her illustrations have appeared in The Nation, Forbes,
and The Wall Street Journal. She and her husband, the illustrator
Barry Root, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.