Avril Rowlands is a renowned children's books and television writer with over forty published books. For Lion Children's these include: Tales from the Ark and its sequels, The Animals' Christmas, The Animals' Easter and The Animals' Caravan series. Avril's hobbies include swimming, walking, theatre and steam railways. ROSSLYN MORAN is an experienced illustrator who now specialises in children's books. She has illustrated several titles for Barefoot Books and for Lion has worked on Tales from the Ark and its sequels, and The Animals' Christmas. She lives in Lancashire.