Philip Ardagh is over six feet seven inches tall with a big bushy
beard. Not only is he very large and very hairy, but he has also
written around sixty children's books for all ages, though nothing
quite like the Eddie Dickens Trilogy. Currently living as a
full-time writer with a wife and two cats in a seaside town
somewhere in England, he has been-among other things-an advertising
copywriter, a hospital cleaner, a (highly unqualified) librarian,
and a reader for the blind.
David Roberts is so busy drawing pictures that no one is really sure what he looks like. We do know that he has illustrated several books for children and lives somewhere in England, but whether his home is near the sea or not is anybody's guess.
A Book Sense Children's 76 Winter 2003 - 2004 title
"Lemony Snicket fans in need of a happy ending might take to this very British farce as a change of pace." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Editor's Choice" --"Boston Herald"