Angela McAllister is the author of many children's books, including" The Babies of Cockle Bay "and "Barkus, Sly and the Golden Egg," which received a starred review from School Library Journal. She lives in England. Jason Cockcroft is a highly talented illustrator. He won the first ever Blue Peter Award in 2000 for "A Pilgrim's Progress," He is also the illustrator of "Billywise "and "Daddy's Lullaby. He lives in West Yorkshire, England. "