Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most successful picture book
authors, whose titles regularly appear at the top of the bestseller
lists -- most notably the acknowledged modern classic and Smarties
Gold Award winner THE GRUFFALO (0 333 71093 2), together with ROOM
ON THE BROOM (0 333 90338 2) and THE SMARTEST GIANT IN TOWN (0 333
96144 7), all illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Julia is also much in
demand for her brilliant events for children at schools, libraries
and literary festivals.
Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his
illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 27
languages. His has a wicked eye for character and his humorous
drawings are the perfect complement to Julia's witty, vibrant
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.