Pippa Goodhart has written nearly 50 children's books, has been shortlisted for the Smarties Award and the Young Telegraph Book of the Year, and has been runner-up for the Kathleen Fidler Prize. Her previous Barrington Stoke titles include The House with no Name and Ratboy. She lives in Leicester.
"I think the idea is wonderful. It is predominantly boys who experience difficulties with reading and they do love facts." Sue Byrne, Parkgate Primary School, Wirral"