Jill Murphy wrote and illustrated her first book, the much-adored The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen. She won the Smarties Book Prize for The Last Noo-noo (9780744598353) and has also won much acclaim for the Large Family series, which includes All in One Piece (9781844285341), Five Minutes' Peace (9781844285396), A Quiet Night In (9781844285273), A Piece of Cake (9781844285266) and Mr Large in Charge (9781406300741). Jill lives in Bodmin, Cornwall.
"* "Wonderfully naughty children and brilliantly clever character illustrations." Books for Keeps"