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 verse.
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.