Meet the Creators
Valerie Thomas was born in Australia and has lived there for most of her life. She has worked as a teacher, and her special hobby is travelling; and she has travelled to most parts of the world, even Antarctica, but she doesn’t travel by broomstick. She is now trying to organise her life so that she never has to experience another winter. She used to live with a big black cat exactly like Wilbur, but luckily her house was not black.
Korky Paul was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1951. He enjoyed a wild and privileged childhood in the African Bushveldt. He studied Fine Arts at Durban Art School and Film Animation at CalArts. He began his career in advertising before becoming an award-winning illustrator of children’s books. He has sold more than two million books world wide in over twenty languages. Known only to himself as the ‘World’s Greatest Portrait Artist’, Korky regularly visits schools to promote his passion for drawing. He is a patron of The Art Room, Pegasus Theatre and Reading Quest. Korky Paul is married with two children. He lives in Oxford, but they spend the summer living it up in Greece.