Blake Morrison has written fiction, poetry, journalism, literary criticism and libretti, as well as adapting plays for the stage. Since 2003, Blake has been Professor of Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College. He lives in south London. Helen Craig began illustrating children's books in 1969 and has since then completed over sixty picture books, including sixteen titles about her popular mouse character Angelina Ballerina. Helen usually works in watercolour but she illustrated The Yellow House using etchings and aquatints. She now lives outside Cambridge.