Michael Ford was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire. He read English and Classics at Worcester College, Oxford. Having taught English in Greece, he now works as a writer and editor of children's non-fiction. David Antram was born in Brighton in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist. He has illustrated many children's non-fiction books.