Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson are graduates of the MFA illustration program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. They now make their home in Austin, Texas with their daughters. The duo's first book together, Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds, received a nonfiction research grant from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and was awarded the Gold Medal in Juvenile Nonfiction by ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards.
"...Kids will be taken with the stunning illustrations and popular
subject matter, but the text is the real star here. The information
is unusual enough that even avid equestrians will learn something
intriguing.... While this monograph will surely appeal to horse
lovers, it's also a worthy educational tool to provide a lesson in
human geography and world history."