Katharine Holabird grew up in an artistic household in Chicago. As a child, she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters. She wrote the first Angelina Ballerina
at the kitchen table with her daughters twirling around her. Katharine spends her time in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York, and in London.
Helen Craig has illustrated more than sixty books for children, including the Angelina Ballerina books. She lives in England.