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Josephine Poole is a widely published and highly acclaimed writer whose work includes poetry, plays, TV dramas, wildlife stories, retellings of classic stories, thrillers and teenage novels. Romance, suspense and the supernatural are her favourite themes. Her novel CATCH AS CATCH CAN was made into a television series. SNOW WHITE, illustrated by Angela Barrett, was shortlisted for the Smarities Prize in 1991. Josephine lives with her husband in the country in a very old house large enough for their six children and five grandchildren - should they visit together - and a horse, a pony, a donkey, three dogs, two cats, several guinea pigs and a goldfish. Paul Hess studied graphic deisgn before going on to work as an art director in various design studios. Paul began illustrating full-time in 1991 and has illustrated several children's books. He won the Association of Illustrators Award for Best Unpublished Illustration in 1992 and won the Sydney Morning Herald Award for Best Portrait in a Photographic Competition in 1978.

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Praise for 'Moon Eyes''Josephine Poole ... is expert at building up tension from small details and creating menace ... This sensitivity to the characters' own uncertainties enhances the mysteries ... but it is also what gives the books an atmosphere which is remembered long after the plot is forgotten.' - Twentieth Century Children's Writers'sinister power is compellingly conveyed.' - The Guardian'There is a real study of the nature of good and evil underlying the story ... a good book as well as a most unusual one.' - TLS

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