Jackie Morris Jackie Morris has won numerous awards including; the Tir na n-Og Prize awarded by the Welsh Books Council, 2005, for The Seal Children. The Tir na n-Og Prize for Best English Book of the Year, Welsh Books Council, 1997, for Cities in the Sea. Jackie knew she wanted to become an artist at the age of six. Despite warnings from elders that a career in the arts was not practical, she persisted and entered Hereford College of Art for one year before moving on to Bath Academy of Art. She has now illustrated more than 30 books. She lives in Wales. Vivian French Vivian French is a prolific, and extremely popular author with more than 40 books to her name. A one-time actor, she is in demand at festivals and book events, and is a brilliant entertainer, as well as being a gifted and versatile writer. With four daughters of her own, she is adept at writing about the things that concern children most, and her writing has a wonderfully warm, real quality, steeped in the preoccupations of childhood.