About the Author
Jenny Nimmo worked at the BBC for a number of years, ending with a spell as director/adaptor for Jackanory. Her many books for children include Ronnie and the Giant Millipede, The Stone Mouse (shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and broadcast on BBC TV), The Owl-tree (Winner of the 1997 Smarties Book Prize), Toby in the Dark and Dog Star. Her well-known trilogy, comprising The Snow Spider (Winner of the 1986 Smarties Book Prize), Emlyn's Moon and The Chestnut Soldier has been made into a television series. Jenny Nimmo lives in a converted water mill in Wales with her artist husband and three children.