Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Magician's Elephant, a New York Times bestseller, The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal, and Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book. She is also the creator of the award-winning Mercy Watson series and La La La: A Story of Hope, illustrated by Jaime Kim. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, USA. Find her online at katedicamillo.com.Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. He has illustrated many picture books, including the New York Times bestselling series by Doreen Cronin: Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly. Harry Bliss lives in Vermont, USA. Find him online at harrybliss.com and on Twitter as @Blisscartoons.