About the Author
Marianne Taylor (Author) Marianne Taylor is a writer and editor whose career has been steered from the start by her obsessive interest in the natural world. She has written books on subjects from mountain gorillas and nature photography, to science and wildlife in London. She lives in Kent and, when not at her desk, is likely to be found in the nearest woodland, binoculars around neck and notebook in hand.Steve Martin (Author) Steve Martin was born in Northumberland in the far north of England. After graduating in English, he spent many years teaching English to adults - including 15 years teaching literacy in prisons. Steve now lives in the English Midlands, with his wife and two sons and makes his living from a wide range of writing including children's non-fiction, business communication and developing e-learning materials.Clive Gifford (Author) Clive Gifford is an award-winning author with over 150 books published for children and adults including Out Of This World, Wow Science and Blue Peter 2012 Book Award nominee Discover The Extreme World. Clive had his first books published while in his teens and remains dedicated to producing exciting, unusual and entertaining titles in a range of subjects. His books have garnered much praise and won Children's Choice, NAPPA Gold Star, TES Book of the Year and Smithsonian awards. Refugees was shortlisted for The British Book Awards whilst Discover The Extreme World was on the four book shortlist for the 2012 Blue Peter Book Award.Clive keeps his writing fresh by working in a variety of genres and subjects from complete 600 page encyclopedias to light-hearted children's fiction (Joy's Annoying Toys, The Really Useless Spy School, Pants Attack) and innovative fact-fiction hybrids (Teenage Kicks, The Book of Bad Things). His website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk.