Dawn Casey draws inspiration from her travels near and far, from tales of old, and from the natural world. Her collection The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales won the Gold Nautilus Award and received an Accolade from the American Folklore Society. In previous incarnations, Dawn worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. She is now mother to two young children. Though officially a grown up, Dawn still believes in magic. She lives in Lewes, England. Amanda Hall is an award-winning international illustrator, noted for her stylish illustrations of folktales and legends. She studied Graphic Art at what is now the Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge, England. Having traveled, Amanda finds herself drawn to illustrating ethnic tales and legends in a style that uses watercolors and crayon to build layers of color and texture. She lives in Cambridge, England.
"The emotionally satisfying folk tale is told in lyrical, polished prose that exudes an air of magic and mystery. Captivating, full-page illustrations in a cool palette of blues and purples set the Russian scene and help create a distinct personality for the doll-shaped Babushka." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)