Jeremy Strong is a former head teacher and multi-award-winning children's author, a fact recognised by 10 Downing Street when Jeremy was invited to speak to the Prime Minister as a reading ambassador. He launched the popular Read for My School campaign with Book Trust and is their high-profile figurehead for the scheme. His books for Barrington Stoke have sold over 200,000 copies.
Jamie Smith has worked as an illustrator for over 15 years. He says his first art-related memory was drawing a hamster to impress his new teacher. It was a fine hamster, and pencils and paper have been Jamie's constant companions ever since. He lives in Surrey, where he works in a studio at the bottom of the garden with a spaniel for company.