About the Author
Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of her career, including The Most Wonderful Thing in the World, Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and The Adventures of Alfie Onion. Viv teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. In 2016 she was awarded the MBE for literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. She lives in Edinburgh. Follow Viv on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms, or visit her at her website: www.vivianfrench.com.Salvatore Rubbino's first book for children, A Walk in New York, was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Awards; his second, A Walk in London, won an SLA Information Book Award; his third, Just Ducks! (written by Nicola Davies) was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal; and his fourth, A Walk in Paris, won the IBW children's book award. Salvatore teaches on the MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art and at Southampton Solent University. He lives in London, E15.