about the author: Brenda Williams is a widely published poet. A former primary school teacher, she has also written many educational articles and books. She says of her work, 'I try to listen to children, mimic their sense of fun and open pathways for their inquiring minds'. This is Brenda's third project with Barefoot Books, following Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear and The Real Princess. She lives in Devizes, Wiltshire. about the artist: Benjamin Lacombe graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris (ENSAD), while also working in advertising and in animation. He has since illustrated many comic book series and children's books. Inspiration comes to Benjamin in many ways: contemporary photography, primitive Flemish paintings and Hitchcock films to name a few. He lives in Paris with his dog, Virgile.