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Photograph by Cindy Barnes

Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning chief sportswriter for The Times (London). He is also a nature writer, horseman, and the author of a dozen books, including the bestselling How to Be a Bad Birdwatcher and The Meaning of Sport (Short Books). He lives in Suffolk with his family.

Frann Preston-Gannon is an illustrator and designer. Her first picture book, The Journey Home, was shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! Book Prize. She is also the illustrator of Busy-Eyed Day by Anne Marie Pace, One Dark Bird by Liz Garton Scanlon, and Home Is… by Hannah Barnaby, among others. She was the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship and spent a month living with and learning from the great master of illustration, Maurice Sendak. She lives in London, England. Visit her online at Frann.co.uk.

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