Monica Kulling is the author of more than 40 award-winning books for children, including the popular Great Idea series, stories of inventors. The third book in the series, In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up, was nominated for the 2012 Governor General’s Award for illustration. Kulling studied Creative Writing at the University of Victoria, where a course in children’s literature awoke her interest in children’s books. Her latest works are the picture books Happy Birthday, Alice Babette and On Our Way to Oyster Bay, both stories inspired by real-life characters and events.