Julia Donaldson’s many books for Macmillan include the Smarties gold award-winning THE GRUFFALO (978 0 333 71093 7) and the best-selling MONKEY PUZZLE (978 0 333 72001 1). Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals.
Julia Donaldson is one of the UK''s best-loved children''s authors. Her award-winning collaborations with Axel Scheffler include the modern classic The Gruffalo and its irresistible sequel The Gruffalo''s Child. Julia also writes children''s plays and songs, and runs regular storytelling workshops. She lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and their family.
Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the world of children''s books, and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning THE GRUFFALO and its irresistible sequel THE GRUFFALO''S CHILD. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives in London where he works in a studio overlooking a quiet garden populated by birds and foxes.