About the Author
Ursula Moray Williams was born in Hampshire in 1911 and wrote nearly 70 books for children, several of which she illustrated herself. Her other popular titles include Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse , which was named as one of Time Magazine's Books of the Year in 1938.
Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Sheila, all of whom inspire her artwork. In 2008 Catherine was selected as one of the Ten Best New Illustrators for Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign and won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET (Little Tiger Press).