Author(s): Claire Saxby; Tom Jellett (Illustrator)
Claire Saxby writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She has nearly forty books in print with more in production. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources. Claire has been writing for children for about 15 years. Before that, she was a podiatrist, and worked in community health. She has been inspired by her own children, memories of childhood and by the children around her. Claire lives in Melbourne with her husband, three very tall sons and a dog that often pretends to be a cat. Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has illustrated a number of bestselling books for children. He has also been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph. Tom's work has also appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer.