G. Brian Karas is the prolific and versatile illustrator and writer of many children's books including Atlantic and Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley, both ALA Notable Books and Home on the Bayou, a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor title. The New York Times describes his work as "...depicted in a childlike style that belies the sophistication of the drawings. Exquisite and moving in its subtlety." He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his family. Visit him a gbriankaras.com.