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    Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Author
    Jeanne Willis
    Jeanne Willis was born in St. Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
    Awards
    Children's Book Award
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    5 questions for Jeanne Willis
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Charlotte's Web
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "Help help, it's a horrible heffalump."
    --Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Tony Ross, Arthur Rackham, Hilaire Belloc
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I didn't choose to be a writer, it chose me. It's just something I've always done since I was very small.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Put a twist in the tale.