Eugene Trivizas has written over 100 books, and is loved by children and grown-ups alike. He is the winner of more than twenty national and international prizes and awards, and much of his work has been adapted for stage, screen and radio. Dr Trivizas is a professor of criminology. He wrote the first studies of crowd violence in football fans and continues to practise as a barrister. His children's books include the popular 'The Last Black Cat'. Helen Oxenbury is an English author and illustrator. She won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1999 for illustrating 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and also in 1969 for 'The Quangle Wangle's Hat' and 'The Dragon of an Ordinary Family'. 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' won the Nestlï¿½ Smarties Book Prize in 1989, 'Farmer Duck' was winner of the British Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize and 'Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig' (Egmont) was highly commended and a Greenaway runner up.
One of the world's most acclaimed children's illustrators and twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, Helen Oxenbury grew up in Suffolk and attended The Ipswich School of Art. nbsp; During vacations, she helped out at the Ipswich Repertory Theatre Workshop and went on to study Theatre Design at the Central School of Art in London. nbsp; Over a three-year period, she worked at the Habimah Theatre in Tel Aviv, returning to England to work in repertory, theatre, film and television. nbsp;Helen Oxenbury's numerous books for children include the Quangle Wangle's Hat by Edward Lear which won the Kate Greenaway Medal (Heinemann 1969); her classic Board Books for Babies (Walker Books 1981); We're Going on a Bear Hunt , probably her best known picture book, re-told by Michael Rosen (Walker Books 1989); nbsp; Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell won them the Smarties Book Prize (Walker Books 1991) ; nbsp; So Much , by Trish Cooke, also won the Kurt Maschler Award (Walker Books 1994); nbsp; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland nbsp; (Walker Books 1999) and its companion, Alice through the Looking Glass (Walker Books 2005) , both by Lewis Carroll; nbsp; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland won both the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. nbsp; King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bentley (Penguin Group 2011) was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2013. nbsp; She recently illustrated When Charley Met Granpa by Amy Hest which was published by Walker Books, in 2013.Helen Oxenbury and her husband, John, live in London where Helen works in a nearby studio.