Meet the Author and the Illustrator: Stephen and Michael.

Stephen Morison, the author, met Emily, the inspiration for this book, while he was living in Beijing, China. Like Emily, Stephen loves delicious Chinese dumplings and days spent on the roller coaster at Chaoyang Park.  When Steve isn't writing down Emily's adventures, he is writing magazine articles and teaching students in Rome, Italy.

Michael Coon, the illustrator, is an artist living in Chicago. Michael is fond of hot dogs with pickles, old baseballs and butterfly gardens. He looks forward to his first pedal boat ride. When  Mike isn't illustrating Emily's adventures, you can find him drawing under deadline in Chicago. If you are interested in some of Mike's other works go here:

Emily and the Grand and Terrifying Dragon