George Alexander Elliott (1901-1988) came to the University of Toronto in 1946 as a Professor of Economics, having previously taught at the Universities of Manitoba, Chicago, and Alberta. In 1944-5 he was a Commissioner of the Royal Commission on Co-operatives, and beginning in 1947 he served as Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Andrej Krystoforski was born in Poland. He has worked as a production designer and as an animator. In addition to illustrating the Jungle of Utt books and The Boy Who Loved Bananas, he has also contributed illustrations to many magazines and newspapers. Andrej lives in Toronto, Ontario.