Jill Murphy is one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill's other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All For One. About The Last Noo-Noo, she says, "Planting noo-noos in the garden works wonders ... Trees take a long time to grow, and while children wait for their noo-noo trees, they tend to forget all about their noo-noos." Jill lives in Cornwall.