Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she was indisputably one of the most popular and successful 20th-century children's authors. She won the CARNEGIE MEDAL and many other awards, and was nominated for the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD. Margaret died in July 2012.
Jonathan Allen is a children's author and illustrator who lives near Cambridge. He has had more than 40 children's titles published, including I'M NOT SCARED! and I AM A DOG.