LEUYEN PHAM graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now illustrates children''s books full-time. She is the illustrator of several picture books, including Eve Bunting''s series about Little Badger and Old Badger. She lives in San Francisco, California. KATHRYN LASKY''s many books for young people have received such honors as the Parents'' Choice Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and a Newbery Honor citation. Her picture books include The Emperor''s Old Clothes, illustrated by David Catrow; A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Marven of the Great North Woods, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. www.xensei.com/users/newfilm/homelsk.htmLasky, Kathryn is the author of 'Outcast ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780439739511 and ISBN 0439739519.