Janice Levy is the author of Abuelito Eats with His Fingers, Aubelito Goes Home, The Man Who Lived in a Hat, Spirit of Tio Fernando, and Totally Uncool. She is a three-time winner of the Writer's Digest Contest for Best Literary Short Story and a winner of the Japanese School Library Association's award for "Best Foreign Language Picture Book." She teaches writing at Hofstra University. She lives in Merrick, New York. Cynthia Decker is the illustrator of Celebrate the Fire Within. She lives in Modesto, California.Levy, Janice is the author of 'Alley Oops' with ISBN 9780972922548 and ISBN 0972922547.