Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate, and gravedigger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife, Janet, created such award winning picture books as Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman--both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction. Ahlberg lives in Bath, England. Janet Ahlberg and her husband Allan created many acclaimed picture books from 1975 to 1994. She studied graphic design before becoming an illustrator. Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Christmas Postman won Kate Greenaway Medals and Peepo! won Parents Magazine's Best Books For Babies Award. Janet Ahlberg passed away in 1994.