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Demi

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Demi was born in Cambridge, Mass. She studied at the Instituto Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico, at Immaculate Heart College with Sisters Magdalen Mary and Sister Corita in Hollywood, California. She also studied at the M.S. University in Baroda, India, while on a Fulbright Scholarship, as well as the China Institute For Arts in New York City.Her husband Tze-si Huang introduced her to the religion, folklore, ancient culture, and history of China.Demi has illustrated and authored more than 300 children's books including biographies of Jesus, Buddha, and the Dalai Lama, as well as folktales such as The Empty Pot and Liang...

Matthew McElligott

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Matthew McElligott is the author and illustrator of many books for children including the Mad Scientist Academy series, Even Monsters Need Haircuts, Backbeard the Pirate, and the Benjamin Franklinstein series. His books have been published around the world in many languages on five continents. Recent awards include the 2012-13 Oregon Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award for The Lion's Share and the 2012-13 South Dakota Prairie Bud Children's Book Award for Even Monsters Need Haircuts. When Matt is not writing, he teaches as a Professor of Graphic and Media Design at the Sage Colleges in Albany. He lives...