Josepha Sherman is a best-selling author and Horse Whisperer as well as a keen folklorist, specialising in comparative folklore. Her most recently published work is Mythology for Storytellers (2003). When not busy writing and editing, Josepha loves to travel. A natural horse-lover, she has been privileged enough to have a newborn foal fall asleep at her feet. This is her first project with Barefoot Books. Linda Wingerter grew up in Maine and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. With her sensitive, velvet-textured canvas, she has won much acclaim for her previous projects in children's illustration. Having spent a number of years on a horse farm, she has been able to throw herself into this project with great affection. Although currently living in West Haven Connecticut, she remains primarily inspired by the woods and fields of her childhood.