WILL HILLENBRAND is a celebrated author and illustrator whose published works include over 65 books for young readers. In addition to his own self-illustrated titles, he has illustrated the works of writers and retellers including Verna Aardema, Judy Sierra, Margery Cuyler, Judith St. George, Phyllis Root, Jane Yolen, Karma Wilson, Maureen Wright, Daniel Pinkwater, Olivier Dunrea, Eve Bunting and Jane Hillenbrand. In his work, Will uses a combination of traditional drawing methods and direct impression media to create his magical illustrations. Will has lived almost all of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he grew up as the youngest of four boys. He now lives in Terrace Park, Ohio. Will is the first Illustrator and Author in Residence at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Information about his books, selected readings, art process videos and activity ideas can be viewed at http://www.willhillenbrand.com. Connect with Will at http://www.facebook.com/willhillenbrandbooks.