CATHERINE HAPKA has written more than 150 books for children and young adults many about horses, including "Elska, " the first book in the Horse Diaries series. A lifelong horse lover, she rides several times per week and appreciates horses of all breeds. She lives on a small farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania, which she shares with a horse, three goats, a small flock of chickens, and too many cats.
RUTH SANDERSON has illustrated books for children of all ages, including "Summer Pony, Winter Pony, " and "Hush, Little Horsie." Her favorite hobby is horseback riding. You can find out more at RuthSanderson.com. "From the Trade Paperback edition.""