John Cech is the editor of the recently published American Writers for Children, 1900-1960 (volume 22 in the Dictionary of Literary Biography). He teaches children's literature in the English Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Elizabeth Cleaver lives in Montreal. Her illustrations—in such books as How Summer Came to Canada, The Loon's Necklace, The Mountain Goats of Temlaham, The Fire Stealer, The Miraculous Hind, and Petrouchka (the latter two written by her)—have brought her international recognition. For her illustrations in The Wind Has Wings, she was awarded the first Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon medal for illustration by the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians (an award she also received for The Loon's Necklace). For The Miraculous Hind, she received the Book of the Year Award given by the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians and the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize for Petrouchka. She has an M.F.A. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1974. Her forthcoming books are The New Wind Has Wings, Poems from Canada, and ABC.
Morton N. Cohen, professor emeritus of the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, has written and edited books on Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, and Lewis Carroll. He is now at work on a biography of Lewis Carroll.
Jules Gelernt was born in Europe and had his early schooling in Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature of the Renaissance, and has published studies of Dante's Commedia and Marguerite de Navarre's Heptamérun. He is a professor of English at Brooklyn College where he teaches, among other courses, children's literature.
Julia Hirsch holds a Ph.D. in English and comparative literature from Columbia University, and is a professor of English at Brooklyn College, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1964. She has published a number of personal essays as well as scholarly articles on Chaucer and [End Page 191] on Elizabethan translation, and is the author of Family Photographs: Content, Meaning, and Effect, published in 1981 by Oxford University Press.
Leonard S. Marcus, who guest edited this issue of The Lion and the Unicorn, has published widely on children's literature, illustration, and related matters. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is at work on a biography of Margaret Wise Brown.
Annie Pissard, a French writer and researcher in the field of children's literature, is a frequent contributor to La Revue des livres pour enfants, a Paris-based journal of children's book criticism.
David Pritchard is a writer and translator living in Swampscott, Massachusetts. He has translated stories and essays for Triquarterly, Fiction, and Dissent magazines, and his translation with Suzanne Jill Levine of A House in the Country by the Chilean novelist José Donoso was published last spring by Alfred A. Knopf.
Suzanne Rahn teaches children's literature in the English Department of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and is the author of Children's Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of the History and Criticism (New York: Garland, 1981). Her article on Beatrix Potter's Tale of Two Bad Mice is included in the 1984 volume of Children's Literature.
Nancy Willard published her first book when a high school senior—an inset in the Horn Book, which was called A Child's Star. A lecturer in the English Department at Vassar College, she is the author of a number of children's books, among them Sailing to Cythera: And Other Anatole Stories and The Island of the Grass King, both winners of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Her most recent book is The Nightgown of the Sullen Moon, illustrated by David McPhail. Ms. Willard won the Newbery Award for 1981 for A Visit to William Blake's Inn, which was also a Caldecott Honor Book; Alice and Martin Provensen were the illustrators. Nancy Willard lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, with her husband Eric and son James. [End Page 192]
Paul O. Zelinsky is the illustrator of a variety of noted books for children, among them How I Hunted...