Illustrator: Stephen Biesty is possibly the best known name in international children's non fiction. Incredible Cross Sections was shortlisted for the Greenaway and Maschler awards, highly commended for the Sheffield Children's Book Award and winner of the Utah Children's Information Book Award. Man of War won the New York Times best illustrated book award.
Author: Meredith Hooper studied Imperial and Naval history at Oxford. She is now a full-time writer. Other work includes: visting Research Fellow of the Royal Instituition Centre for the History of Science and Technology and a member of the Association of British Science Writers.