Douglas Wood is the author of Grandad's Prayers of the Earth, illustrated by P.J. Lynch and winner of a Christopher Medal. He is also the author of Miss Little's Gift, illustrated Jim Burke; Aunt Mary's Rose, illustrated by LeUyen Pham; and the best-selling book Old Turtle. He lives in Sartelle, Minnesota. P.J. Lynch is the acclaimed illustrator of many beloved books, including Douglas Wood's Grandad's Prayers of the Earth. He won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, for When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski. P.J. Lynch lives in Ireland.