Margaret Wild is Australia’s leading picture book writer, acclaimed around the world. She was born in Eschew, a small town in South Africa. Her brother’s death at the age of seven inspired Jenny Angel, Margaret’s picture book with illustrator Anne Spudvilas, which won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award in 2000. Margaret has written over forty books, many of which have appeared in foreign editions. All have been highly acclaimed.