Patrica Aldana is the author of Jade and Iron and
Under the Spell of the Moon.
Luis Garay is a celebrated Nicaraguan illustrator who spent six
months in Guatemala doing research for the illustrations in this
book. He has also illustrated Jade and Iron, A Handful of
Seeds, Cousins / Primas and Alfredito Flies Home /
Alfredito regresa volando a su casa. One of the best young
Latin American illustrators working today, Luis Garay now lives in
Hugh Hazelton is a multilingual poet and translator who won a
Governor General''s Award for his translation of Vetiver
by Joel Des Rosiers. He lives in Montreal.