About the Author
Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than a dozen books, includingDave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far);The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog;Dave Barry's Money Secrets; andBig Trouble. Along with Ridley Pearson, he is the co-author ofPeter and the Starcatchers,Peter and the Shadow Thieves,Peter and the Secret of Rundoon,Escape from the Carnivale,Cave of the Dark Wind,Blood Tide,andScience Fair.
Ridley Pearson, in addition to thePeter and the Starcatchersseries with Dave Barry, is the award-winning author ofThe Kingdom Keepers-Disney After Dark,Kingdom Keepers-Disney At Dawn, andSteel Trapp. He has also written more than twenty best-selling crime novels, includingKiller ViewandKiller Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.
Mary Blair (1911-1978) was one of Walt Disney's most brilliant conceptual designers. During her 34 years with the company, she helped define the look of such film classics asCinderella,Alice in Wonderland, andPeter Pan. In addition to her work on animated films, Ms. Blair brought her unique style to children's books, advertisements, theatrical set designs and theme park attractions. She remains one of the most respected artists in the history of animation.