About the Author
Julia Eccleshare is an author and broadcaster, and the children's book editor of the Guardian. Her own books include A Guide to the Harry Potter Novels and Portraits of Children's Writers. She has chaired the Smarties Book Prize for the last eight years.
Nicholas Tucker is one of Britain's leading experts on children's literature. The author of the two-volume Rough Guide to Children's Books and a forthcoming book on Philip Pullman, he is also a well-known broadcaster and reviewer in the national press.