Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer, best known as the author of the novels Dracula and Lair of the White Worm. Jan Needle is a writer of children's books, plays, criticism, cartoons, TV programmes and a wide range of fiction for adults. He has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal, twice, and has retold famous tales such as Moby Dick (9780744586220) for a younger audience. He lives in Oldham and Manchester. Gary Blythe has illustrated many picture books for children including the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning The Whales' Song. His other titles include I Believe in Unicorns (9781406302042) by Michael Morpurgo and Ice Bear (9781406302059) by Nicola Davies. He lives near Liverpool.