John Cooper has published a number of non-fiction books for young people, including Season of Rage: Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Civil Rights (nominated for a Red Maple Award and a Stellar Book Award) and Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis. He has written for many publications, including Maclean's and the Toronto Star. Cooper lives in Whitby, Ontario.
"The author works hard, and succeeds, in writing a story that makes the reader feel sympathy for both father and son, without being told why." - CM Magazine Canada March 2011 "...a quiet, thoughtful coming-of-age novel about a sensitive boy and his exceptional pet." - Publishers Weekly May 2011