Catherine Storr (1913?2001) was a prolific author of children's books, in addition to plays, short stories, and a novel that was adapted into an opera libretto. She is best known for theClever Polly and the Stupid Wolf stories and Marianne Dreams.
Marjorie Ann Watts trained as a painter and illustrator in the 1940s, subsequently working as an art editor and typographer. She then worked as an illustrator before beginning to write and illustrate her own books for children. She has written a novel and a guide to European painting for young people; published a collection of short stories,Are They Funny, Are They Dead?; and recently published a memoir of growing up in wartime London. Watts lives in London.
Jill Bennett is the illustrator of over fifty children's books, including Roald Dahl'sFantastic Mr. Fox and Danny the Champion of the World, and books by Helen Cresswell and Dick King-Smith.
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Royal Mail First Class - £2.85 per order:
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‘Ready To Go’ - What is it?
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