Saviour Pirotta has written over 100 books for children, including novels, picture books, early readers, and retellings of traditional stories and fairy tales. His titles for Orchard include The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales and Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children. He lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Jane Ray's exquisite artwork has won her acclaim in the UK and across the globe. She is a nominee for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, as well as winning the Smarties Prize, and being shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her books for Orchard include stunning versions of The Nutcracker and The Twelve Days of Christmas, along with The Apple-Pip Princess and the bestselling Can You Catch a Mermaid?. Jane lives with her family in London.