Chris Soentpiet (pronounced soon-pete) was born January 3, 1970, in
Seoul, Korea. In 1978, he was adopted by an American family in Hawaii. He
became an illustrator and author of childrens' books. His illustrations have
been praised as warm, detailed, and lively. His work has received a number of
awards and honors.
Biographical Source: Something About the
Author , vol. 97