Lynne Cherry is an author, illustrator, filmmaker, and environmental lecturer.
Cherry has written and/or illustrated more than 30 award-winning books for children. Her best-selling books, such as The Great Kapok Tree and A River Ran Wild, teach children a respect for the earth. They have sold more than 1 million copies and been translated into many languages.
She is also the producer and director of the "Young Voices for the Planet" movie series, which focuses on empowerment.