As a son of A. S. (Uncle Arthur) Maxwell, Lawrence Maxwell has a natural ability for storytelling and writing. A native of England, he moved with his family to the United States when he was 11. After attending Pacific Union College, he served as a minister and then became the first editor of Guide. He also served as editor for Signs of the Times, Our Little Friend, and Primary Treasure. Other books by Lawrence Maxwell include Pathfinder Field Guide, What Stopped the Music? Outnumbered! and God's Plan for Our Planet.