Charles de Lint is the author of more than 70 books for adults, young adults and children. He has won various honours, including World Fantasy, White Pine and Aurora awards. A poet, songwriter and performer, de Lint is also a contributor to a monthly book review column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He presents The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, an expanded version of his 2003 picture book, A Circle of Cats, in which 12-year-old Lillian is bitten by a poisonous snake. A group of magical cats are able to save her life, but only by turning her into a kitten.