George McGavin is an author, lecturer, television presenter and explorer. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the world famous Oxford University Museum of Natural History and The Department of Zoology of Oxford University. He has several insect species named in his honour and hopes they survive him. George lives in Ascot, Berkshire. Visit his website at www.georgemcgavin.co.uk.
Jim Kay is the illustrator of the Flaxfield Quartet and won the Kate Greenaway Medal for A Monster Calls, in which he used everything from beetles to breadboards to create interesting marks and textures. He lives in Kettering, Northamptonshire. See more of his work at www.jimkay.co.uk