About the Author
TED HUGHES (1930-1998) published numerous volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the "Guardian" Award for Children's Fiction in 1985 and was appointed Poet Laureate of England in 1984.
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.