The stories are retold by Victor Mason, who first told these
stories in a publication named The Haughty Toad. A keen
ornithologist who conducts bird-watching tours in Bali, Mason also
wrote The Birds of Bali.
The stories are illustrated by Trina Bohan-Tyrie, a professional watercolorist currently living in Indonesia. Over the last 20 years she has exhibited in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe and Britain. Bohan-Tyrie holds joint and solo watercolor exhibitions in Indonesia, drawing inspiration from the country's colors, textures and people. She is a member of the British Watercolor Society.