Forrest Wilson began his career with children's comics, and later moved on to short stories for magazines and radio. He is now a full-time writer, and lives in Scotland with his wife.
David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 40 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Readers Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois.
Davids first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 24 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France
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SynopsisGranny Smith is an ordinary little old lady when something extraordinary happens. She is struck by rays from a super machine and becomes ... Super Gran! Extra fast, strong, with X-ray eyesight, Super Gran sets out with her grandson Willie and a girl called Edison to right all the wrongs in their town. Along the way, Super Gran performs amazing feats, foiling a back robbery and saving a child from drowning.
But the super machine has been stolen by the Inventor, who has very bad plans for it. Can Super Gran and her loyal sidekicks save the day?