About the Author
Herman Melville was an American novelist, essayist, and poet, best known for his masterpiece Moby Dick. Jan Needle is a writer of children's books, plays, criticism, cartoons, TV programmes and a wide range of fiction for adults. He divides his time between Oldham and Manchester. Patrick Benson is one of the finest children's illustrators working today and won the Mother Goose Award in 1984 and the Kurt Maschler Award in 1995 for The Little Boat.