Lester Alison

Alison Lester, the Children's Laureate, grew up on a farm overlooking the sea. She still lives in the country and enjoys riding her horse, Woollyfoot. Her picture books blend fantasy realms with everyday reality, encouraging children to embrace their individuality. Sophie Scott, her alter identity, was inspired by her trip to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Visit www.alisonlester.net for more information.