Biography for Old Black Fly

McMillan Palgrave

Jim Aylesworth taught the first grade for more than twenty years. He has written more than twenty books for young readers, includingMy Son John and McGraw's Emporium. He lives in Hinsdale, Illinois, with his wife.

Stephen Gammell has illustrated many books for children. He won the Caldecott Medal forSong and Dance Man. Stephen Gammell lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.