Irene Watts was born in Berlin, emigrated to Britain on a Kindertransport in 1938, and moved to Canada thirty years later. She is the author of many books and plays for children and young people.
In an illustrated novel that will appeal to emerging young readers, Matthew must leave his dog Lucky behind with his grandparents as he and his mother start a new life in a city apartment that does not allow pets. But with some help from his imaginary dog Fred, he just might get his neighbours to change their minds.
Kathryn E. Shoemaker is the illustrator of over thirty-six books for children. She lives in Vancouver, BC and teaches children’s illustration at Langara College.