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.