Author of such critically-acclaimed adult novels as The Diviners, The Stone Angel and A Jest of God, and of such children's classics as Jason's Quest and Six Darn Cows, Margaret Laurence remains one of Canada's most-loved novelists. Her books are printed in many languages and are required reading on many university courses around the world. Margaret Laurence died in 1987. Artist Muriel Wood is a graduate of Canterbury College of Art and began illustrating children's books in 1964. She has created designs that have appeared on stamps, in film, and on book jackets, including the first edition of The Olden Days Coat (McClelland & Stewart). For ten years she has taught illustration at Ontario College of Art and presently makes her home in Toronto.