Biography for Bookspeak! : Poems About Books
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of several poetry and nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Minnesota, and you can find out more about her at www.laurasalas.com.
Josée Bisaillon grew up in St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. Rather than follow in her father's footsteps as a veterinary surgeon, she chose to cut animals from paper: they were colorful, low maintenance, and always in fine health. Bisaillon has won many Applied Arts Illustration and LUX Illustration Awards in Québec, and was a finalist for the 2008 Governor General's Literary Awards in Canada.