David Conway was born in Ireland but moved to England as a baby, and has lived here ever since. He currently works in the home, bringing up his daughter and son, and writing for children. His poetry has been published in many anthologies, including Loose Change in association with War on Want. This is his first picture book for Frances Lincoln. Jude Daly's titles for Frances Lincoln include The Gift of the Sun, written by Dianne Stewart, which was chosen as one of Child Education's Best Books of 1996; The Stone, written by Dianne Hofmeyr; her own retelling of an Irish Cinderella story entitled Fair Brown and Trembling; Diane Hofmeyr's Egyptian creation story The Star-Bearer; and The Elephant's Pillow, written by Diana Reynolds Roome.