Carl Norac is a hugely popular children's author, and his books have been translated into 39 languages. Carl is also a prize-winning poet and loves to participate in school events and book fairs. Belgian by birth, he now lives with his family in France. Mei Matsuoka has a fabulously distinctive and modern style. She has an English mother, and Japanese father and these two influences are evident in her work. When she is not working, Mei enjoys snowboarding and travelling, reading or settling down in front of an old film at home in Buckingham.