Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children, noted especially for her series of picture book biographies, including <i>Shaka, King of the Zulus </i>and <i>Leonardo da Vinci</i>. She has twice received both the Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Golden Kite Award. She was also the recipient of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for the body of her work. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Learn more at DianeStanleyBooks.com.