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Sy Montgomery

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"Part Emily Dickinson, part Indiana Jones," as the Boston Globe has called her, Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and swum with piranhas and pink dolphins in the Amazon. To research her books, films and articles, she has worked in a pit swarming with 18,000 snakes in Canada and been hunted by a tiger in India. She has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia's Gobi desert in search of snow leopards and penetrated the cloud forests of Papua New Guinea to radio collar tree kangaroos. No place is too far to go to bring animals' true stories to adults and children around...

Joyce Hesselberth

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Joyce Hesselberth's illustrations have appeared in national ad campaigns, theater productions, and numerous major newspapers and magazines. She also illustrates children's books, and has published two educational apps, PrestoBingo Shapes and PrestoBingo Colors which are available on the Mac App Store. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and the Art Directors' Club of New York among others. She and her husband David Plunkert co-founded Spur Design in 1995. Spur Design is located in a renovated factory building in Baltimore, MD. Joyce also teaches illustration...