Eric A. Kimmel has written, retold, and adapted a number of stories from around the world, including two other Anansi titles, "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock" and "Anansi Goes Fishing". The Anansi Tales are originally from West Africa but are also familiar in Caribbean culture, where Anansi is a beloved folklore character. Professor of Education at Portland State University, Dr. Kimmel and his wife, Doris, live in Portland, Oregon. www.ericakimmel.com.
Robert Rayevsky, a native of Russia, is the popular illustrator of more than twenty books for children. They have garnered such honors as the Parents' Choice Award, the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and Blue Ribbon.
Robert Rayevsky lives in the beautiful countryside-far away from the skyscrapers, but close to many mosquitoes. His books include Under New York
by Linda Oatman High and Pirate Pup
by Caroline Stutson. Robert Rayevsky lives in Parksville, New York, with his wife, kids, cats, and a dachshund.