Penny Dann

Penny Dann loved to draw so much when she was was little that she kept doing it at college and then Brighton University. Soon after, Penny started illustrating children's books, and she never looked back. Penny has numerous books to her name, from anthologies and poetry collections to early readers and fairytales. She is probably best known for her very popular The Secret Fairy series by Orchard, a lovingly-crafted primer for any girl who dreams of one day becoming a fairy, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

Penny sadly passed away in December 2014, though her book continue to be read and loved by children everywhere.