Helen Ward born in Gloucestershire and studied Illustration at Brighton
Polytechnic graduating with a BA Honours Degree. She was awarded a prize for Children’s Illustration by Walker Books whilst still at college. Since then she has worked for twenty years for Templar Publishing
as both an illustrator and author. The Cockerel and the Fox was shortlisted for the 2003 Kate Greenaway Medal and won
the British Book Design and Production Children`s Trade Category Award. She has also twice runner up for the National Art Library Illustration Awards, first in 1999 for The Hare and the Tortoise (Templar) and also in 2001 for The Wind in the Willows (Templar).