Karen Wallace was born in Canada, and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. Her childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River, which in many ways is the source of all her writing. Her books include Bears in the Forest (9780744562729) and Think of an Eel (9781406312027). Mike Bostock was born in Bristol and studied illustration at Bath Academy of Art. His favourite place to read stories is in a deckchair in the garden or on a comfy sofa. He lives in London.