Josh Lacey is the author of several books for children including ‘The Dragonsitter’, ‘The Island of Thieves’ and the ‘Grk’ books. He worked as a journalist, a teacher and a screenwriter before writing his first book, ‘A Dog Called Grk’, which was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters. You can also access a masterclass with Josh Lacey and illustrator, Garry Parsons, on their series ‘The Dragonsitter’ here.
Beatriz Castro was born in Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. When she was a little girl, she was always drawing and writing fantastic stories. She studied at the school of arts in her native town, Logroño. After graduating in Illustration from there in 2008, she embarked on a career as a professional illustrator. Her books have been published by many international publishing houses. She loves making colourful images and funny character designs. She likes animals and books, classic stories and fairy tales and listens to rock and punk music.
Hope Jones’ New Year’s resolution is to give up plastic, and she’s inspiring others to do the same with her website hopejonessavestheworld.com. When she realises her local supermarket seems to stock more unnecessary plastic than food, she makes it her mission to do something about it. She may be just one ten-year-old with a homemade banner, but with enough determination, maybe Hope Jones really can save the world.