"It helped me form and understand how to write books for children that both speak to who they really are and take their mind to places they have never been." Matthew Jobin, 41, anthropologist, writer, East Palo Alto, USA.
"When I was playing in the forrest, when I was about 14, I imagined other worlds in between the trees all around me. That was around the time I imagined the little village of Moorvale..." Matthew Jobin, 41, anthropologist, writer, East Palo Alto, USA.
"I also have a daughter, who has long, red hair. She identified hugely with Pippi, who, I think, is the best possible role-model that you could have." Chris Meade, 55, writer & director of ifbook, London.
"I sat down, I had 2 weeks, and the book just came tumbling out. It was like laying an egg. It's a book that came out fully formed." Andy Mulligan, teacher, London