Nancy White Carlstrom is the author of more than fifty books for children, including the popular Jesse Bear books and Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? Her books have been recognized as IRA Children's Choices, Parents' Choices, NCTE Notables, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Booklist Editors' Choice: Top Ten Religious Book, and others. She lives in Seattle.
Paul Tong is the illustrator of Some Babies Sleep by Cynthia Cotton and Pecos Bill by Stephen Krensky. He lives in Berkeley, California.