Laura Knowles has a background in children's publishing and is the author of We Travel So Far, Once Upon a Jungle, and It Starts with a Seed, which won the Margaret Mallet Award for Children's Non-fiction 2017. Her love of natural history, words and art have drawn her to work on books about animals and nature. About the illustrator Chris madden is a Salford-born illustrator. Since graduating from Stockport College with a 1st class BA honours degree in design & visual arts, his illustrations have appeared in national magazines and newspapers as well as We Travel So Far (W&P, 2017). He lives in sunny Manchester with his wife and young son.