Eric Pinder

About the Author

Eric Pinder is the author of If All the Animals Came Inside and How to Share with a Bear, and other books for children, and he also has written several books about mountains and weather for adults. A lifelong interest in science and nature led Eric to work for seven years atop the snowy, windswept summit of Mount Washington, the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.” His experiences there inspired his first picture book, Cat in the Clouds. Today, Eric teaches creative writing at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and often visits schools and libraries to share stories about the writing life, books, and animals. He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Visit him online at

Chris Sheban has illustrated numerous children’s books, most recently What to Do with a Box by Jane Yolen, Job Wanted by Teresa Bateman, and Immortal Max by Lutricia Clifton. He’s been awarded three Gold and three Silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York. Chris attended Kent State University in Ohio and now lives and works in Chicago. Learn more about him at

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