Margriet Ruurs has more than 30 books for children. Her Master’s Degree in Education inspired her to write books that children can learn from and that can help educators become better teachers. She also tours to schools to tell students about being a writer and her love of language. When she’s not travelling, she is running a bed and breakfast on Salt Spring Island. Inspired by true events, The Elephant Keeper is about a young man who dedicates himself to protecting elephants after discovering they are close to extinction because of poaching.