Jeanne is an internationally acclaimed children's author. Her work has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Nestle Children's Book Prize. She was also shortlisted for the Whitbread Award in 2004. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Matt Saunders is an illustrator, magician and animator based in London. His work is versatile and ever evolving, ranging from children's books to designs for musicians. He enjoys creating unique images and solving visual problems.