About the author and illustrator

Find out more about the creators behind John Muir, Earth – Planet, Universe.

Julie Bertagna

Julie Bertagna has written many acclaimed books and short stories for children and young adults and has been published in over 20 countries around the world. Her award-winning EXODUS trilogy (‘brilliantly imagined stories of love and survival, set in a frighteningly realistic future’) also won a Friends of the Earth Eco Prize for Creativity and a Santa Monica Green Prize for Literature. Five of her young adult novels have been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Prize and other major shortlists, such as the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Scottish awards include the Children’s Book of the Year and the Catalyst Book Prize. A book for younger readers, The Ice Cream Machine, was made into a TV series for Channel Five, with a version by the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee.

Find out more on Julie’s website www.julie.bertagna.com(this will open in a new window).

William Goldsmith

William Goldsmith is an illustrator and writer based in Moscow, where he teaches illustration at the British Higher School of Art and Design. His work has appeared in a range of publications and exhibitions, both in the UK and overseas. Published by Jonathan Cape, his books include “The Bind” and “Vignettes of Ystov”, which was nominated for a Newton First Book Award.

To find out more about William and to see a vast array of his other pieces of art work and publications go to his website www.williamgoldsmith.co.uk(this will open in a new window).