Mark Greenwood, who has a passion for history and legends, is the author of many books for children, published both in the United States and in his native Australia. His recent book, Drummer Boy of John John, was honoured by Kirkus Reviews (Best of 2012) and the Bank Street College of Education Children’s Book Committee. The Donkey of Gallipoli, illustrated by his wife, Fran Lessac, was a CBC Honour Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. His work has twice received the West Australian Premier’s Book Award and Jandamarra was shortlisted for the 2014 Children’s Book Council Awards. Mark’s latest books include: The Mayflower published by Holiday House and Midnight, to be published by Candlewick in early 2015.