is one of Canada's best-loved children's writers. She is a member of the Order of Canada and has received numerous awards including a CLA Book of the Year Award, a Governor General's Literary Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for Body of Work. Jean is the author of almost 50 books, including four in the Dear Canada series, and the acclaimed novel Dancing Through the Snow
. She lives in Guelph, Ontario. Her website is www.jeanlittle.ca.
was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and lived in Stockholm, Sweden for 15 years. She always loved to draw, and illustrated her first book — a story written by her big brother Tom — when she was five. Joan has three children, more than a dozen grandchildren, and more than 100 published books in English and in Swedish. She now lives Arizona again, where she continues to illustrate, write, and translate children's books. Here website is www.joansandin.com.