Christine Pullein-Thompson has been writing children's books for over forty years. She is one of the most popular writers of horse and pony stories working today. She lives in Suffolk. Victor Ambrus has illustrated many of the great classics of literature including Black Beauty and - for Kingfisher - The Iliad, as well as books by Rosemary Sutcliff and K. M. Peyton. He has also written and illustrated his own picture books, two of which have won the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is well known as a member of Channel 4's Time Team.