Donna Jo Napoli teaches linguistics at Swarthmore College and is
the author of several novels for middle graders and young adults,
including "Zel," an "American Bookseller" Pick of the Lists, a
"Publishers Weekly" Best Book, a "Bulletin" Blue Ribbon Book, and a
"School Library Journal" Best Book; "The Magic Circle, " an ALA
Best Book for Young Readers; and The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise
Known as De Fawg Pin. Her most recent books for Hyperion include
Ugly and Mogo, the Third Warthog.
Gabi Swiatkowska has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including "My Name Is Yoon" by Helen Recorvits, for which she received the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.