ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenny Blackford loves writing for kids and often contributes poems and stories to The School Magazine. Her awards include the Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry in 2017 and two first prizes in the Humorous Verse section of the Henry Lawson prizes.
Her previous novel from Christmas Press (in the Eagle Books imprint) was The Girl in the Mirror, a spidery, ghostly middle-grade mystery. It won the 2020 Davitt Award for Best Children’s Crime Novel.
Jenny lives in sunny Newcastle. She loves cats so much that she wrote a whole tiny book of cat poems, called The Duties of a Cat(Pitt Street Poetry) Her Ragdoll cat Felix has her twisted around his furry little paw. Now and then she dreams that he can talk.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Kristin Devine is an artist and illustrator from the New England region of NSW Australia. She grew up in the small town of Inverell with her parents, three sisters, and a veritable menagerie of pets. She has a deep fascination with the natural world and loves to explore intricate specimens of flora and fauna through her drawings. In 2019, she won first prize in the New England Illustration Prize, a national award for illustrators at all stages of their careers. Fil and Harry is the first children’s novel she has illustrated.