Sally Emerson is an adult novelist with a particular interest in traditional rhymes for children. Colin and Moira Maclean are the popular illustrators of over fifty books for children, particularly traditional material such as fairy tales, nursery rhymes and nursery stories. Their books for Kingfisher include The Kingfisher Playtime Treasury and The Kingisher Nursery Treasury. Moira Maclean lives in the South of France. Colin Maclean died in 1997.