Gwen Millward grew up in the heart of the Welsh countryside. She had her heart set on becoming a naturalist when she was five and was quite obsessed with David Attenborough. She filled her bedroom with jars full of caterpillars and tubs of tadpoles, much to the annoyance of her sister (they shared a room). She studied illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art where her passion for picture books began. She lives in Bristol.