Mal Peet (1947-2015) was a critically acclaimed and award-winning writer of picture books and novels, including Beck, which was co-written by Meg Rosoff.
Elspeth Graham was born during a snowstorm in Northumberland, England. She has written many books for children, some with her husband and fellow author, Mal Peet. The Treasure of Pirate Frank is one of the last picture books that they wrote together. Elspeth Graham lives in Devon, England, with her dog, Pedro.