Benjamin Hulme-Cross has written over thirty books for struggling readers. Prior to writing full time, Ben worked as English Literature Publisher for an international publishing company, commissioning and editing novels and plays for secondary schools. Ben's favourite thing about being a writer is playing around with ideas for stories in his head and daydreaming, so not much has changed from his childhood. Alessia Trunfio was born in southern Italy in 1990 but grew up in Rome, where she still lives. After graduating in 2013 with an Animation Degree from the International School of Comics in Rome, Alessia has worked as a background artist for some of the most important animation studios in Italy. She currently works as a freelance artist on various animation and illustration projects.
This series of books have been a big hit with my lower ability readers and children with EAL. It has been so refreshing to find high-interest reading books that are filled with great vocabulary to get our teeth into. -- Natalie Rogers * Year 6 teacher and Writing Lead *