Anne Fine was named the British Children's Laureate in 2001. Author of more than fifty books, including the novel that inspired the movie MRS. DOUBTFIRE, she has received Britain's most prestigious awards for children's literature. Anne Fine lives in Durham, England.
Penny Dale has illustrated numerous books for children, including Anne Fine's THE JAMIE AND ANGUS STORIES and her own PRINCESS, PRINCESS and TEN IN THE BED. She lives in Wales.