About the Author
Delia Huddy grew up surrounded by books. After taking a degree in English at King's College London, she began to work in publishing, first at Constable & Co, then Hamish Hamilton, and then with close friend Julia MacRae at Julia MacRae Books. Latterly she became Editorial Director at Random House Children's Books. Alongside her distinguished career in publishing, Delia wrote for children and young people - novels, picture books and young fiction - over 30 titles in all. At the end of her life, in 2005, Delia was working on the text for The Christmas Eve Tree.Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration. As well as illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts and designs prints. Emily's recent titles include the picture book The Tale of the Castle Mice, written by Paddington author Michael Bond. Her previous work for Walker includes Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes and Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth - and she will be the illustrator of A First Book of the Sea (publishing 2018), a companion volume to Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld's bestseller, A First Book of Nature. Emily lives in York - visit her at her website: emillustrates.com.