Phyllis Root is the author of numerous books for children, including Sam Who Went to Sea (9781406344240) and One Duck Stuck (9780744563443). She teaches a writing class, and loves to read, camp and sail in her spare time. She lives in a 100-year-old house in Minneapolis, USA, with her family. David Walker graduated from the University of Kansas and his first job was working as an Art Director at Hallmark cards - the experience proved invaluable. Since then he has gone on to illustrate several children's books. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.