Author：Peggy Parish wrote many popular books for children, several featuring her most famous character, Amelia Bedelia, who first appeared in 1963. Peggy Parish died in November 1988. Illustrator：Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Amelia Bedelia's Family Album and Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia, as well as all of Herman Parish's Amelia Bedelia titles. He is a painter as well as an illustrator, and his paintings hang in galleries across the country. He and his wife live in Connecticut.