Karen Wallace was born in Canada and grew up in the backwoods of Quebec. She moved to the UK when she was eleven years old. She has had well over a hundred books published by Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Collins, OUP and many others. She was nominated for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her memoir Raspberries on the Yangtze. Karen lives in Kington, Herefordshire. Tudor Humphries is an renowned children's book illustrator, landscape painter, wildlife artist, photographer, sculptor and teacher. He recently illustrated The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe for HarperCollins.