Michelle Kadarusman is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning children's author. Her novels include The Theory of Hummingbirds, Girl of the Southern Sea, Music for Tigers and Berani. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and has also lived in Indonesia and Canada. Her novels have earned many nominations and honors, including the Canadian Governor General's Literary Awards, Green Earth Books Awards, USBBY Outstanding International Books and Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books of the Year. She lives in Toronto, Canada, and Byron Bay, Australia.