Brian “Fox” Ellis is a professional storyteller, environmental educator, museum consultant, and Riverlorian for the Spirit of Peoria riverboat. His love for nature, fishing, and Midwest farm ponds grew from many adventures with his father such as portrayed in his book, The Web at Dragonfly Pond. After listening to kids at camp whine about mosquitoes, he started telling this story in order to convey on a visceral level how all things in nature are important and how we humans are actively engaged in the web of life, even being food for mosquitoes. Fox still loves to fish on farm ponds near his home in Peoria, Illinois, along with his two daughters. This is his first book with Dawn Publications.