Jenny Nimmo is a popular children’s book writer who has twice won the Smarties Book Prize for "The Owl Tree" and "The Snow Spider". Jenny was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for "The Stone Mouse". Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, where she grew up on a chicken farm. She was sent to boarding school when she was only six, which she hated, but became happier when she went to secondary school and was encouraged to become an actress. Jenny always had a passion for reading and had read all the books in the junior school library and had moved onto the senior school library by the time she was ten!