Laura Knowles has a background in children’s publishing and is the author of We Travel So Far, Once Upon a Jungle, The Coral Kingdom and It Starts with a Seed, winner of the 2017 Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-fiction and shortlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2018. Her love of natural history, words and art have drawn her to work on books about animals and nature.
Chris Madden is a Salford-born editorial and lifestyle illustrator. Since graduating from Stockport College with a first-class BA honours degree in Design and Visual arts, his illustrations have appeared in many national magazines and newspapers. He is the illustrator of a number of Quarto titles, including We Travel So Far and We Build Our Homes for words & pictures.