Celia Barker Lottridge is a writer and storyteller who has written
several highly acclaimed children's books, including
Ticket to Curlew (winner of the Canadian Library Association Book
of the Year for Children Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Historical
Fiction Award), Berta: A Remarkable Dog (nominated for the Texas
Bluebonnet Award, Horn Book starred review) and Stories from the
Life of Jesus (Publishers Weekly starred review). She wrote Home Is
Beyond the Mountains after hearing her mother's stories
about growing up in Persia and after reading letter's
written by Celia's aunt, Susan Shedd. Born in Iowa and
raised in the United States, Celia now lives in Toronto.
Ian Wallace has had a distinguished career as an author and
illustrator of picture books, publishing many classics such as Chin
Chiang and the Dragon's Dance, Boy of the Deeps and The
Huron Carol. His visual interpretation of Canadian Railroad Trilogy
by Gordon Lightfoot received three starred reviews and was named a
USBBY Outstanding International Book and a Resource Links'
Year's Best. He has won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver
Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Amelia Frances
Howard-Gibbon Award and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. He has
also been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen
Award and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. Ian
lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife, Deb.