Sarah Johnson was born in Hamilton and studied at Victoria University in Wellington, doing her Masters at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Most recently Sarah has lived in the UK but has also travelled within Europe, Singapore, Zimbabwe and Australia. Her current occupation (besides raising her children) is as a freelance writer and editor. Scott Tulloch is the author/illustrator of the recent Scholastic Titles On the Road to Tuapeka and Tom and the Dragon, as well as the Willy books (Willy's Dad, Willy's Mum, Willy's Grandpa) and the lovely Echo and Hush and The Naughtiest Puppy. A native speaker of Maori, Ngaere Roberts is a former Maori Immersion teacher and one of the principal writers for the draft curriculum for te reo Maori in mainstream schools.