Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books, specialising in geography and the natural world. Her 300+ titles include the Horrible Geography series (Scholastic Children's Books) and Atlas of Exploration (Dorling Kindersley). She has also spent many years working in publishing, as both an editor and a foreign rights manager. She was born in Calcutta, India, but grew up in England. Now she lives in northern England, with her husband, children and various pets. She loves travelling, playing tennis and anything to do with books.