Julia Donaldson was born in 1948. She grew up in London and studied at Bristol University. She worked for a few years in publishing and as a teacher, while also writing and performing songs and street theatre with her husband Malcolm, and writing and directing two musicals for children. She has written over a hundred books and plays for children and teenagers, including the award-winning stories The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Superworm, which are among the UK’s best-selling picture books. Julia has won many awards, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards and was the children’s laureate 2011-2013. Julia Donaldson lives in Sussex with her husband, Malcolm, who often joins her on stage for their sell-out singalong shows. Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations. She has won the Kate Greenaway medal and the Kurt Maschler Award and her numerous books include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. She lives in London with her husband, the author and artist, John Burningham. Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations. She has won the Kate Greenaway medal and the Kurt Maschler Award and her numerous books include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. She lives in London with her husband, the author and artist, John Burningham.

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