Mary Chapin Carpenters voice and songs have won her recognition around the world as a recording artist, performer, and songwriter. With Dreamland and Halley Came to Jackson, she extends her many talents to childrens books. Her numerous honors include five Grammy Awards and two CMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards, and she has released consecutive multi-platinum albums. She has actively supported numerous social and environmental organizations, including the Care Foundation, the Wilderness Society, and the Country Music AIDS Awareness Campaign.
Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of the Caroline Years series and the Rose Years series, both part of the Little House publishing program. He is also the illustrator of Pioneer Girl, the real-life story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. He lives in Medina, Ohio with his wife and two children.