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• Siobhán Parkinson has been writing books for children for twenty years and was Ireland’s first Laureate na nÓg, Children’s Laureate. Apart from being an award-winning author and illustrator, she is also a publisher and translator of children’s books with Little Island Books. When she isn’t writing, she likes to cook, eat, drink, sleep, sing and learn languages. Siobhán lives in Dublin with her husband, who is a wood turner, and without her grown-up son, who does mysterious things with words in England.
• Olwyn Whelan is a children’s book illustrator living in Dublin with her husband and two children. She has been shortlisted twice for the Children’s Books Ireland Award for children’s books. Her latest book is Spellbound, written by the first Children’s Laureate, Siobhan Parkinson.

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