Mary Hoffman has written over 70 books for children, and her keen observational skills infuse all of her stories and retellings with vibrancy and humour. Her previous Dorling Kindersley bestsellers include Henry's Baby and A First Bible Story Book. Amazing Grace, Three Wise Ladies, and An Angel Just Like Me are among her best-known picture books. Mary and her husband have three daughters and live in Oxfordshire. Mary and her husband had an large collection of myths and stories, which the girls were raised on.