Born in Sweden, Brita Granström is an award-winning painter and children’s book illustrator. She has exhibited her artwork extensively, both on her own and in group shows. With her husband and illustration partner Mick Manning, she has illustrated dozens of children’s books, many of which have received, or been shortlisted for, prestigious awards; including the Nestle Award (Smarties Prize — Silver) and the English Association Award (five wins). Their work has twice been shortlisted for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the largest international award in children’s literature. She lives and works in Berwick-on-Tweed, England.