Piers Harper studied Ancient History and Classical Civilizations at Sheffield University but always loved drawing. He has now been illustrating children's picture and puzzle books for 10 years. His titles for Macmillan include the phenomenally successful SNOW BEAR (1 405 01928 X). His soft watercolour style perfectly complements the soft-to-touch novelty on his picture books. Piers lives in Cumbria, where his hobbies are mountain climbing and eating chocolate!