Author(s): Jill Lever
Brian was a happy worm. a He lived in a beautiful window box. a He didn't think he'd ever need to know karate. Until one day . . .
Jill Lever (Author) Jill is originally from England but has spent the last 20 years living and working in France, Egypt, Peru and Australia. While pursuing a successful career in business she also maintained a passion for writing, teaching and drama, and after training as an actor with the Victoria College of Arts, she began producing scripts for one-act plays. Jill's interest in children's fiction started with stories for her own children and grew through teaching French to Australian primary school children, and supporting reading schemes for young refugees. Inspired by a cartoon her son drew when he was a child, The Worm Who Knew Karate is Jill's first picture book. She is currently working on a number of new projects, including a series for first readers.Terry Denton (Illustrator) Terry Denton is among Australia's busiest literary creative forces and his work, either as a writer, illustrator or both, can be found in popular children's titles such as Gasp!, Duck for Cover and Sucked In!Born in Melbourne in 1950, the second youngest of five boys, Terry originally studied architecture, but, unhappy with that course, he left Uni and set about discovering what kind of artist he really wanted to be. Over the next seven years he tried animation, painting, theatre, etching, sculpture, cartooning, and worked part-time with a friend running a music shop.In 1984 he wrote and illustrated Felix and Alexander (Hodder Headline). It was published in 1985 and won the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 1986. Since then he has illustrated more than 30 books, ten of which he has also written.In 1991-92 Terry worked for the Australian Children's Television Foundation on Lift-Off, acknowledged as one of the most inn