DONNA JO NAPOLI is the award-winning author of many novels, including Zel. She is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. JIM LaMARCHE is the illustrator of many popular children's books, including The Carousel by Liz Rosenberg. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
"A good read-aloud book for the whole family . . . Delightful."--Houston Chronicle "An admirable debut."--School Library Journal (starred review) "A beguiling tale . . . A magical marriage of art and text."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)