Ruby is in charge of this book. And she'll tell you something right now. There are NO BEARS in it. Not even one.Ella wants to tell you a story - a story with absolutely no bears. You don't need bears for a book. You need pretty things like fairies and princesses and castles and maybe funny things and exciting things. In Ella's kind of story, there are no bears in the village or the castle or the deep dark forest or faraway lands. But there might be ... a monster! Riffing on well-known fairy-tale themes, this fun-packed, offbeat story is perfectly matched by playful illustrations whose running visual joke will keep even bear-lovers smiling.
Meg McKinlay is a poet as well as a children's writer, whose previous titles include The Truth About Penguins. She divides her time between writing and teaching; she is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, where she has taught Australian literature, Japanese and creative writing. Meg lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle, Western Australia. Visit Meg online at www.megmckinlay.com.Leila Rudge was born in England and grew up making mud pies with six siblings and Jeni from number 15. After completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University, Leila headed to the southern hemisphere to seek her fortune (and the sunshine). Creating tiny characters for books is her favourite part of illustrating. Leila lives in Australia.