W. Allan Hancock

MARGRIET RUURS is the author of numerous books for children, including Wild Babies and A Mountain Alphabet. She has a Masters Degree in Education and has spent many years both writing books for children and teaching children about books. She has also spent a great deal of time hiking and camping in the mountains and traveling. Margriet Ruurs has lived across North America and now makes her home in Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

Born in Timmins, Ontario, celebrated Canadian artist W. ALLAN HANCOCK has had a fascination with the natural world from his childhood days. Hancock’s artwork has been selected for numerous fundraising projects for conservation purposes. Among these honors, Allan’s artwork has been featured twice on the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp. He is also the youngest artist ever selected as Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited Canada. Allan’s artwork can be found in collections throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia.