Joan Bodger juggles the roles of writer, storyteller, and Gestalt therapist. She grew up in a family that treasured books and storytelling. She studied storytelling at Columbia University in 1948 and co-founded the world-renowned Storytelling School of Toronto. She has published a children’s novel, Clever-Lazy (Tundra), as well as How the Heather Looks, a travelogue that explores the English sites found in children’s books (McClelland & Stewart). She is presently working on her autobiography. Joan Bodger lives in Toronto.
Mark Lang is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. His has created illustrations for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Globe and Mail, and many others. The Forest Family is his first picture book.