Captain Paul Watson, who was born in Toronto, is a well known marine conservation activist who founded the direct-action group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977. Watson's other recent releases include Defending Orcas (2022), Urgent! (2021), Death of a Whale (2021), and Orcapedia (2020).
Sarah Jane Borg has been a professional artist for 40 years. Born in Devon, England, Sarah helped set up Sea Shepherd UK in 1985. Concerned about children growing up in a doomsday scenario, she was delighted to team up with Paul Watson to help youngsters understand the importance of the ocean.
Elly-Kree George (1924-2003) was of Scottish-Cherokee descent and grew up in Ohio. From an early age she loved all facets of nature. Later as a Girl Schout leader and Audubon Jr. Club leader, she was able to instill a respect of the natural world in both her own children and neighborhood kids. After observing her grandchildren taking nature walks, Elly-Kree wrote this story to remind them, and others, to be kind to all creatures. Elly-Kree's husband was artist Edwin George, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. They lived on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina.
Jesse T. Hummingbird is a Cherokee artist who has won awards for his paintings at major shows across the country. In 2017, he was selected by the Cherokee Nation as a Cherokee National Living Treasure. He and his wife Sandy Hummingbird wrote and illustrated six Native coloring and activity books for kids. He passed away in 2021.
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