"Paul's artwork is as dynamic and arresting as ever. His comic touch is perfectly judged, stretching the simple story within reach of a wide age group." --Guardian
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About the Author
Valerie Thomas was born in Australia and has lived there for most of her life. Although she doesn't have a broomstick, she has travelled to most parts of the world, and she is now trying to organize her life so that she never has to experience another winter. She used to live with a big black cat exactly like Wilbur. Korky Paul was born in Zimbabwe. He began his illustration career in Greece, working on a series of educational books. Prior to being published in the UK by Oxford University Press, he worked in advertising and studied film animation in California. His illustrated books have won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award on two occasions, and have been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award on three occasions. He now lives in Oxford with his wife and two children.