Diane Silvey graduated from the University of British Columbia's Native Indian Teacher Education Program and taught in band schools for 21 years. She is the author of two picture books, two novels and a textbook, From Time Immemorial. The winner of a B.C. Book Award in 2000 and a Women of Distinction Award in Education, Training and Development, Diane is a member of the Sechelt Band (Coast Salish).
John Mantha is an artist and illustrator. His books include The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts and The Kids Book of Canada's Railway. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.