Sam Llewellyn loves the sea. He was born in the Isles of Scilly and brought up on the north coast of Norfolk. He has written several adult thrillers set in the world of sailing, as well as stories for younger readers including Wonderdog; Pig in the Middle; The Rope School and another Sprinter, The Polecat Cafe. He is married to the award-winning author Karen Wallace, and they have two sons. Arthur Robins has illustrated lots of children's books, including Impossible Parents; Impossible Parents Go Green; Little Rabbit Foo Foo; The Finger-eater and Bertie Was a Watchdog (forthcoming Walker title due 3 June 2002).