About the Author
Ted Hughes was born in 1930 in West Yorkshire, England. He is the author of many collections of poetry, most recently, Wolfwatching. Mr. Hughes was appointed poet laureate of England in 1984. He lives in North Tawton, Devon.
Jean Craighead George won a Newbery Medal for her novel Julie of the Wolves. Acclaimed artist Andrew Davidson's wood engravings for Ted Hughes' The Iron Man won the Kurt Maschler Award.