Helen Stephens has sold over one million books worldwide and The Big Adventure of the Smalls has already had a great reception in the UK, France and the US. Her book Fleabag won The Dundee Picture Book Award, was commended at The Sheffield Picture Book Award, and won Silver at the Norfolk Libraries Children's Book Awards. Michael Morpurgo's skill as a storyteller is uncontested and his latest picture book It's a Dog's Life has sold has sold over 10 000 copies since publication in 2010. His bestselling book War Horse has been translated into 33 languages and has recently been made into a film by Steven Spielberg. Michael describes himself as "oldish, married with three children, and a grandfather six times over."