Oamul Lu is an illustrator based in Xiamen, China. He has illustrated novels and made stamps for the United Nations. Oamul's work is emblematic of <i>Xiao Qing Xin</i> style, a Chinese twee-esque aesthetic that embraces childlike innocence and literally means "small and fresh."
Obert Skye is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Creature From My Closet series, including Wonkenstein, Potterwookiee, Pinocula, Katfish, Lord of the Hat, and Batneezer, and the author of the Witherwood Reform School series. He has also written the bestselling children's fantasy adventure series Leven Thumps and Pillage. He lives with his family in Idaho.
<b>Odd Dot</b> is an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group dedicated to creating joyful books for curious minds. Our mission is to develop interactive and substantive gift books that explore categories and formats never seen before. We are a proudly odd mix of makers, creators, and engineers, guided by the priorities of innovation, education, and play.
<p><strong>Odelia Smith </strong>is Neekah's mother. She is from Tsartlip First Nation, near Victoria, BC. Her people come from Cowichan and Port Alberni. She has been a knitter since she was a young girl and hopes that Neekah will love to knit as much as she does. Odelia and Sylvia have been friends for many years.</p>
<b>Oge Mora</b> graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. When not painting in her studio, Oge is in the kitchen cooking her late grandmother's recipes. Her first picture book, <i>Thank You, Omu!</i>, was a Caldecott Honor, a New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice, and a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and invites you to visit her website at www.ogemora.com.
Ohara Hale is a multi-disciplinary artist. Born in Hollywood, Hale, who spent her youth in the Midwest and formative years in Los Angeles and other parts of the universe, now lives in Montreal.<br>She works as a fine artist, illustrator, director, animator, voiceover actor, graphic designer and art director. Hale shares her studio with her dog, Banana, who looks like a pig and snorts like one, which is great because Hale loves pigs as much as she loves dogs.So Banana serves as a two-in-one combopet. Hale loves all creatures, including spiders and even snakes!<br>
Ole Konnecke was born in 1961 and spent his childhood in Sweden. He now works as a freelance illustrator in Hamburg, Germany. He has won many awards, including the German Youth Literature award in 2005.