Elena Pasquali studied Romance languages at University. She worked for some years in children's publishing before going on to be an author in her own right. She has a special interest in researching and retelling folk tales from around the world. She enjoys exploring new cultures and learning the languages that will help her on her way. Priscilla Lamont has a degree in graphic design and worked as a book designer before becoming a freelance artist. She has illustrated over 40 children's books for a variety of authors, including Julia Jarman, Michael Rosen, Hilary McKay and sometimes her own work as well!