Uwe Timm (Author) Uwe Timm was born in 1940 in Hamburg and got his love of storytelling from his sailor grandfather. Uwe studied in Munich and Paris and became a leading member of the 1968 student protests. He started publishing in the early 1970s and became known to a wider audience in Germany after one of his children's books, Rudi the Racing Pig, was turned into a movie. Uwe Timm has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Grand Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and the Literature Prize of the City of Munich. He lives in Munich and Berlin. Axel Scheffler (Illustrator) Axel Scheffler is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed illustrator of some of the most well-loved children's books, including The Gruffalo. His books have been published in many languages and his work has been exhibited all around the world.