Andree Poulin would read from morning to night if she could. After working as a journalist for many years, she went into international development. Her love of reading is what brought her to writing. She has written award-winning picture books and novels for children from 4-14 years old. Her stories deal with friendship, empathy, tolerance, poverty, and solidarity. By setting her stories in Canada, Africa, and Asia, she takes her readers on adventures discovering other cultures. She believes books can change the world. She loves to share her passion for reading and writing with children, and gives workshops for kids in schools and libraries.Marion Arbona was born in France and received her degree in animation from the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs of Paris. She now lives in Montreal. Thanks to good winter boots, she endures the cold weather and devotes herself to illustration, painting, and animation projects.