Mark Pallis is a lifelong lover of language, especially Greek, with a Greek father and many many Greek cousins! He was originally a lawyer but switched to the creative sector and devised the award winning BBC TV drama Garrow's Law and served as Story Editor over its three series. Since then, Mark built up 15 years' experience in communication, branding and storytelling, including as Creative Director of a busy London ad agency, writing episodes for the Daytime Emmy winning Tales of Peter Rabbit and sitting on the Executive Committee of the Children's Media Foundation. He is represented by the BKS Agency and his first children's book 'Crab and Whale' has been translated into five languages. He lives with his wife and two young children. Peter Baynton is an animator, director and illustrator based in London. He is the Animation Director of the UK's Channel 4's new 2019 Christmas film, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, adapted from Judith Kerr's classic book. He has been directing short films, music videos and commercials for twelve years, picking up over 25 awards at film festivals around the world along the way. He has also worked as a storyboard artist on the BAFTA winning CBeebies show Sarah & Duck, and in 2017 was the 2D Animation Director for Paddington 2. This year he decided to pursue a long-held desire to illustrate a children's book, and was enchanted by Mark's manuscript for The Fabulous Lost and Found.
Reviews: "I love that I can introduce my kids to a new language without it feeling like homework." Zoe Reynolds, UK"Let's read it again." Noah, aged 4.5"Utterly charming story, making use of children's natural approach to learning language" Madalena Xanthopoulou, Founder, The Alma Collective. Expert on raising multilingual children."A wonderful book to introduce a new language into the classroom. Lots to talk about and really captIvating illustratIons." Rohan Plunkett, Deputy Head, Akiva Primary School.